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A stress echocardiogram, or stress echo, is a test that uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart muscles are working to pump blood to your body. It is mainly used to detect a decrease in blood flow to the heart – coronary artery disease (blockage in pipes of the heart). A limited echocardiogram will be done first. This provides a baseline examination and demonstrates how good the heart muscle is pumping. Then, you will have electrodes placed on your chest and you will be hooked up to an ECG that will monitor the hearts rhythm during your stress test. Then, you will be asked to walk on a treadmill that is on an incline and the speed and incline will increase every 3 minutes. Once the treadmill exercise is complete you will immediately be asked to return to the exam table to record a second set of images while your heart is still beating rapidly. The cardiologist may discuss the results with you at the completion of the test. This test usually takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.