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Nuclear Stress Test – English

PATIENT

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NUCLEAR STRESS TEST

(Adenosine Thallium, Thallium Treadmill, Dobutamine Thallium)

 

PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY TO AVOID

RESCHEDULING:

 72

HOURS BEFORE YOUR TEST

  • If you are taking Aggrenox, stop this medicine threedays before the exam Ask your physician about ALL other medications, including blood pressure and anxiety medications.

 24

HOURS BEFORE YOUR TEST

  1. NO colas or soft drinks including caffeine free.
  2. NO coffee, decaffeinated coffee or tea of any kind, including herbal tea.
  3. NO chocolate (candy, cakes, pies, cocoa, whitechocolate, etc.).
  4. NO Anacin, Excedrin, or other aspirin productscontaining caffeine.
  5. NO Persantine (Dipyridamole).
  6. NO Theophylline type medications.

 THE

DAY OF YOUR TEST

  1. Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours before your test.(This includes chewing gum & breath mints)
  2. NO water pills (diuretics) until after yourtest.
  3. Wear a comfortable two-piece outfit. Avoid wearing dresses,under-wire bras, jumpsuits, or clothing with metallic buttons.(NOTE: Exam area tends to be cold, dress warmly or bring a blanket)
  4. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  5. Bring your medications with you in their original containers.
  6. After stress portion of the exam, you will need to provide a high-fat snack for yourself to eat. (Examples: Bananas, cheeseburgers, tacos, milkshake, potato chips or peanut butter sandwich)
  7. Bring your insurance cards with you.
  8. Arrive 15 minutes early to check-in.

 IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER

    • For best results please follow all instructions carefully.
    • Allow at least 6 hours to complete exam.
    • Only patients will be allowed in the exam area.
    • The radioisotopes for this exam are a special order.Please call us if you are unable to keep your appointment or there will be a charge for the radioisotope.
      • Patients over 250 lbs. will require a 2nd day of testing.

 

 

 

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