Canberra Cardiologist & Echocardiography Specialist

Exercise Stress Echo | Dr Kris Nowakowski, Canberra Cardiologist & Echocardiography Specialist

Dr Nowakowski is a highly trained and experienced cardiologist in Canberra who performs stress echocardiograms, according to world’s best practice with endocardial enhancement agents. He completed a two year fellowship in stress echo at centres of excellence in Australia and Canada and has published research in this area. He is clinical lead of echocardiology at the Canberra Hospital.


Exercise Stress Echo

An Exercise Stress Echocardiogram (stress echo) is used to evaluate the heart's response to exercise by combining an exercise test with an echocardiogram.

Stress echo uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the heart both before and immediately following exercise. Images of the heart at rest are compared with images of the heart after exercise to assess for narrowing of the coronary arteries and the functional effects of valve disease.

This investigation is made more accurate with an intravenous solution (Definity) that produces a better defined image of the heart. This is recognised as world's best practice.

Dr Nowakowski is a highly trained cardiologist in Canberra who supervises and reports a large number of stress echo procedures. He is the clinical lead of echocardiography at The Canberra Hospital and previously completed a two year fellowship in stress echo at world-renowned centres of excellence in Australia and Canada. He has a particular interest in the evaluation of patients with chest pain.






Transthoracic Echo (TTE)
Transesophageal Echo (TOE)
Exercise Stress Echo
Dobutamine Stress Echo
Coronary Angiography

Contact Dr Kris


Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM


Canberra Heart Clinic
12 Napier Close, 
Deakin ACT
T: 02 6162 1886

Canberra Hospital
Cardiology Department
Yamba Drive
Garran ACT
T: 02 6244 3725