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What is a stress echo test?

In an effort to establish my risk of cardiovascular disease, I recently underwent what’s known as stress echocardiography (stress echo test) with Dr Jason Kaplan at Macquarie University Clinic. This was following my first lot of tests (calcium score and pulse wave analysis amongst others), which indicated I have a very low risk of developing cardiovascular disease for the time being. Watch my interview with Jason below, or scroll down to read my notes. The first steps in a stress echo test The first part of the stress echo test is having real-time ultrasound pictures taken of your heart from...

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