Because not all patients are able to exercise, Portage Health now offers the dobutamine stress echocardiography test as an alternative to other echo stress tests.
This test is possible because of the drug dobutamine, which is a compound that will augment heart rate, therefore increasing oxygen requirement.
This test requires a physician’s referral.
This test takes approximately two hours to complete. Exercise time is approximately three to 10 minutes.
If you have any questions about this test, please call Portage Health's Cardiopulmonary Department at (906) 483-1458 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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