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What is a DSE test?

What is a DSE test?

A stress echocardiogram is a test done to assess how well the heart works under stress. The “stress” can be triggered by either exercise on a treadmill or a medicine called dobutamine. A dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) may be used if you are unable to exercise.

What does a dobutamine stress test show?

The test is used to evaluate your heart and valve function when you are unable to exercise on a treadmill or stationary cycle. The test is used to: Determine how well your heart tolerates activity. Determine your likelihood of having coronary artery disease.

What is DSE procedure?

A dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) may be used if you can’t exercise. Dobutamine is put in a vein and causes the heart to beat faster. It mimics the effects of exercise on the heart. During an echo, a transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard.

How long does a DSE test take?

This test will take about 1 hour to complete. The actual infusion time is usually about 15mins long.

Why are DSE done?

A Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE) is a test which allows doctors to analyse your heart at resting pace and during ‘stress’ when it is beating faster. It identifies narrowed blood vessels by assessing the effect of these narrowing’s on heart pumping.

What happens if you fail stress test?

What HAPPENS IF I FAIL THE STRESS TEST? The short answer is, nothing happens. It is fairly common for some people to not be able to exercise enough to get their heart to work hard enough. When this happens, it is impossible for us to accurately assess the patients’ functional capacity.

Why do they numb your throat for a stress test?

You are also given medicine (local anesthetic) to numb your throat. This helps you feel more comfortable during the procedure. An exercise stress test measures how your heart deals with the stress of physical activity.

Can I drive after a dobutamine stress test?

After the procedure We will monitor your heart rate and blood pressure after the test. If you have been given atropine, you may not drive for at least 12 hours. Do not drive until your vision is normal again. Sometimes this takes more than 12 hours.