Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Parking: Free with validation, using your green parking ticket when you register at your appointment. Use the Lee Street Parking Garage directly across the street from University Hospital and Emergency Department.
The Echo Lab provides cardiovascular diagnostic tests, including:
- Transthoracic echocardiograms (TTE)
- Stress echocardiography
- Exercise/treadmill/bicycle stress tests
- Pharmacologic stress tests
- Hemodynamic stress tests
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
You'll get your test results from your referring healthcare provider.
Appointments by healthcare provider referral only.
This test uses sound waves to make moving pictures of your heart. This lets doctors evaluate how well your heart squeezes and relaxes while at rest. These images may be used to identify abnormalities with your heart valve or heart chambers.
Time: No preparation is required. Allow 1 hour per appointment.
Stress echo testing allows doctors to detect significant coronary artery disease. These tests may also be used to determine the severity of a valve abnormality or the effectiveness of medications. During these tests, the heart is viewed while at rest and during stress (exercise).
Transesophageal Echo (TEE)
The ultrasound transmitter is guided down your throat and into the esophagus. It's then placed near the heart to provide a close-up view of the heart's chambers and valves.
For this test, you'll be mildly sedated and won't be able to drive home.
This nuclear imaging test evaluates heart and circulation function.
Nuclear Exercise Stress Test
This test evaluates blood flow to the heart while you exercise on a treadmill or stationary bike. A small amount of radioactive dye is injected into a vein and a special camera producers computer images of the heart.
Time: 4 hours