Dobutamine Echo

A Dobutamine Stress Echo (DSE) is a specialised ultrasound examination where a medication, (Dobutamine) is used to replicate the effect of exercise by increasing the heart rate. This test is recommended for patients who, for many different reasons, cannot walk on a treadmill. An imaging agent (safe and usually not felt) will be given, so that the clearest pictures of your heart can be obtained. Please let the technician know before the test if you have any known allergies, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.