Cardiac Tests













Pre-Stress Test Instructions

  1. Eat light.
  2. No coffee/tea, smoking, nicorette gum or nicotine patches for 2 hours before.
  3. Stop blood pressure and heart medications, unless otherwise directed, 48 hours before the test. (Please refer to list below).
  4. DO NOT STOP anti-coagulants such as COUMADIN/WARFARIN or INSULIN.
  5. Bring exercise or comfortable clothing and running shoes or rubber soled shoes.
  6. We have shower facilities.
  7. There are no side effects from the test.
  8. You may drive your car home.


Medication List

Acebutolol
Adalat
Alprenolol
Amlodipine
Asasantine

Atenolol
Betaloc
Blocadren
Cardizem
Chronovera
Coradur
Corgard
Coronox
Diltiazem
Digoxin
Dipyridamole
Felodipine
Imdur
Inderal
ISMO

Isoptin
Isordil
Isosorbide Dinitrate
Isosorbide Mononitrate
Labetalol
Lanoxin
Linsotalol
Lopressor
Metoprolol
Minitran
Monitan
Nadolol
Nifedipine
Nitro-Bid
Nitro-Dur
Nitrol
Nitrong
Nitropaste
Norvasc
Oxprenolol

Persantine
Pindolol
Plendil
Propranolol
Renedil
Rhotral
Sectral
Sotacor
Sotalol
Tenolin
Tenormin
Theo-Dur
Theophylline
Tiazac
Timolol
Trandate
Transderm
Trasicor
Verapamil
Viagra
Visken


All medications should be restarted, as prescribed upon completion of your test.


Sprecial Instructions for Insulin Dependent Diabetics

You should continue your Insulin and diet as usual.


Sprecial Instructions for Stress Thallium Testing

  1. Nothing to eat or drink except water 4 hours before test.
  2. The first part of the test will last around one (1) hour and will be done during the morning.
  3. The second part of the test is 1/2 hour and will be done in the afternoon. You are unable to eat between the two parts unless you are a diabetic

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