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Related to stress echocardiography: contrast echocardiography
echocardiographic monitoring of a circulatory challenge, usually exercise.
echocardiography done while the patient is under stress, such as during exercise.
stress echocardiographyCardiology An echocardiogram performed when the Pt is exercising. See Radionuclide perfusion imaging.
Echocardiography of segments of heart muscle that do not move properly when a patient with coronary artery disease exercises or takes a vasodilating drug (e.g., adenosine or dipyridamole). Stress-induced impairments in regional heart muscle activity are used as markers of obstructions in specific coronary arteries.
See also: echocardiography