Heart & Vascular Clinic
HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE
T 08 8338 0499

F 08 8379 8094 E info@heartandvascular.com.au
240 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton SA 5063
Brighton
T 08 8338 0499 | 1/497 Brighton Rd, Brighton SA 5048
Flinders Cardiac Clinic
FLINDERS CARDIAC CLINIC
T 08 8177 1599

F 08 8177 1589 E enquires@flinderscardiac.com.au
Level 6, Suite 606, 1 Flinders Drive,
Bedford Park SA 5042
Heart & Vascular Clinic
Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

What is this test?

A Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram is a test that allows the Cardiologist to assess blood flow to the heart muscle (coronary heart disease) at rest and during "stress" or exercise, allowing the Cardiologist to evaluate the heart while it is working its hardest.

The dobutamine stress echocardiogram was developed for people who are unable to exercise on a treadmill or stationary cycle. During this test, you will be given dobutamine through an intravenous cannula (as an infusion). This is a special medication that will stimulate your heart to beat faster (as if you were actually exercising).

The test has been developed to evaluate the heart muscles response to stress and hence indirectly assesses for blood flow problems to the heart muscle. It also can be used to provide specific information about valvular disease and pressure in the heart and lungs.

Contact Us

Heart and Vascular Institute/ Flinders Cardiac
Suite 606, level 6
Flinders Private Hospital
Bedford Park 5042
Telephone: 08 8177 1599 | Facsimile: 08 8177 1589

HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE
T 08 8338 0499
F 08 8379 8094 | E info@heartandvascular.com.au
240 Glen Osmond Road,
Fullarton SA 5063

FLINDERS CARDIAC CLINIC
T 08 8177 1599
F 08 8177 1589 | E enquires@flinderscardiac.com.au
Level 6, Suite 606, 1 Flinders Drive,
Bedford Park SA 5042