Stress Echocardiography on a supine bicycle

Stress echocardiography on a supine bicycle is not only indicated for the diagnosis and  risk stratification of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease but also in patients with significant valvular disease and equivocal symptoms, in symptomatic patients with moderate valvular disease, in patients with breathlessness for the evaluation of the diastolic function of the heart and in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Patients are advised to wear appropriate shoes and comfortable clothes in order to be able to exercise properly on the bicycle.