Dobutamine Stress Echo Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the function and blood flow of the heart during increased stress. It involves the administration of dobutamine, a medication that mimics the effects of exercise on the heart, while performing an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). Here’s an overview of the diagnosis and treatment aspects of DSE:
It’s important to note that the interpretation of DSE results and subsequent treatment decisions should be made by a qualified healthcare professional, typically a cardiologist. They will consider the individual’s clinical history, symptoms, and other diagnostic tests in conjunction with the DSE findings to provide personalized treatment recommendations.