The echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart to ensure that it is healthy enough to withstand surgery. This is a non-invasive test. Do not use any creams or powders on your upper body on the day of your test.

Before the test

As there are a series of tests that can be conducted in a variety of combinations it is difficult to state what the exact pre-test preparations will be. If you are going for a stress test you will need to be prepared to walk or run on a treadmill; therefore please wear a t-shirt, shorts or sweatpants and running shoes.


Depending on which combinations of tests you require, we can book your test at a variety of locations. We will try and keep the tests as close to your home as possible. The following hospitals can accommodate for most types of cardiac testing.