An exercise stress echocardiogram assists in making a diagnosis of coronary artery disease.

The procedure takes about 45 minutes and is divided into three stages:
Stage 1: A Cardiac Sonographer will perform an ultrasound on your heart at rest (prior to exercise).
Stage 2: A technician will guide you through an exercise stress test, which involves walking on a treadmill. Your vital signs will be monitored throughout the procedure.
Stage 3: The Cardiac Sonographer will repeat an ultrasound on your heart while it is beating fast (after exercise).

You will be asked to sign a consent form prior to proceeding with the test. Please wear comfortable clothes to exercise in and comfortable walking shoes.

Please advise staff if you are a diabetic. Do not stop any medications prior to the test unless you have been advised to do so by your doctor.

  • Joanne Logan

    Nurse/Cardiac Technician Jo has been with Coffs Cardiology for more than 10 years. Jo is an Enrolled Nurse and has a professional interest in pacemakers,...

  • Kristine Holland

    Practice Manager Kristine has been Practice Manager of Coffs Cardiology since 1994.  Kristine has a Diploma in Practice Management through UNE.  She is a member...

  • Dr Jon Waites

    MBBS (LOND), MRCP (UK ), FRACP, FCSANZ Dr Waites is a general adult Cardiologist specializing in diagnostic procedures ensuring optimal evidence based clinical care for...

  • Kirrilee O’Connor

    Cardiac Sonographer Employed with Coffs Cardiology since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours from Murdoch University (WA) and a Graduate...

  • Leanne Emery

    Registered Nurse Started with Coffs Cardiology in 1998. Began with stress tests and performed echocardiography for 2 years. Leanne’s main role since 1999 has primarily...

  • Lukas Holland

    Filing Clerk/Administration Lukas has been with Coffs Cardiology since March 2009. Lukas completed his HSC at JPC in 2007. He is currently studying at SCU doing a...

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