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Dobutamine stress echo
This is like the treadmill stress echo. It looks at the heart at rest and during stress. However, some patients are unable to perform on the treadmill due to a variety of reasons. In order to stress the heart, a medicine is given through the veins. This medicine is called ‘Dobutamine’. Its function is to raise the heartbeat and make the heart contract more vigorously. The patient needs only to lie on the examination couch during the examination period.

The setting up time for this test may take a fraction longer as a small plastic needle (cannular) needs to be inserted into the vein. During the test, some patient may experience some nausea and strong heart beat. But all these will subside once the medicine is stopped. This test is also useful of certain other conditions such as assessment of viability of the heart muscle or valve function.

Know Your Cardiologists

I feel breathless when walking.

I feel a tightness over my chest.

Do I need to take my medicine for my blood pressure?

Do I need to take my medicine for my cholesterol?

Do I really need stents for my artery?

Do I really need to have a bypass operation?

When should I go for health screening?

I have heart problem, can I take Viagra?

I have heart problem, should I exercise?

Heart Disease
Learn about your heart Conditions

You may need an ultra sound scan of your heart to assess its function.

You may need a treadmill stress test.

You may need closer monitoring.

You may need a more thorough risk assessment and life style change.

You may only need to take your medicine.

You may get away with just stenting.

This generally should start at 40 years old.

Yes, but there are certain strict conditions to fulfill.

Yes, but you will need to find out the appropriate intensity.