Instructions for Stress Tests
» Wear comfortable shoes and 2-piece exercise attire (i.e. shorts and t-shirt).
» Bring all your medications and over-the-counter supplements in their original bottles to your appointment.
» Have nothing to eat or drink four hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
» No caffeine or tobacco after midnight the day of your appointment.
» On the morning of your scheduled test, take all of your regular medications as you normally do, with a small amount of water unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider.
» If you have diabetes, please consult with your primary care provider for specific instructions on how to take your diabetic medications the morning of the test.
» The test will take approximately two hours, four hours for nuclear; please plan accordingly.
» If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, or if you are breast feeding, please let your doctor know before the test.