Preparing for Your Test

Please reference the table below to find preparations you need to take for your upcoming exam.

Test Prep
Holter, Event, ECAT Monitoring Clean skin, free of powder and lotion.
Echocardiogram Clean skin, free of powder and lotion, wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Vascular Ultrasounds Fasting for 12 hours prior to test. Hold BP meds morning of test.
Electrocardiogram (EKG) Clean skin, free of powder and lotion, wear loose, comfortable clothing
Cardiac PET You may eat a light breakfast 2 hours prior. NO CAFFEINE 12 HOURS PRIOR TO TEST, THIS INCLUDES DECAFFEINATED BEVERAGES. Continue to drink plenty of water to assure vein hydration. DO NOT take the following medications on the day of the test: (Imdur) Isosorbide Mononitrate or Dinitrate and NO Nitroglycerine for 6 hours prior to the test. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Nuclear Medicine Stress Test You may eat a light breakfast 2 hours prior. NO CAFFEINE 12 HOURS PRIOR TO TEST, THIS INCLUDES DECAFFEINATED BEVERAGES. Continue to drink plenty of water to assure vein hydration. Do not take the following medications 48 hours prior: Albuterol, Pentoxifylin, Theolair, Theo-24, Theophylline, Respid, Trental, Slo-Bid, Theo-dur and Uniphyl. NO Nitroglycerine on the day of the test. Bring a small snack. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Stress Echo Test Clean skin, free of powder and lotion, wear loose, comfortable clothing. Hold Beta Blockers if instructed by your physician.
Treadmill Test Clean skin, free of powder and lotion, wear loose, comfortable clothing. Hold Beta Blockers if instructed by your physician.
Advanced Lipid Testing Fasting for 8 hours prior to lab draw. Drink plenty of water for vein hydration.
Pulmonary Function Test (Lung Capacity Test) No Prep for this test
Autonomic Function Test Clean skin, free of powder and lotion, wear loose, comfortable clothing. No food 2 hours prior to test. Drink plenty of fluids. Hold medications if instructed by your physician.
Tilt Table Test Clear liquid or light breakfast the day of the test. Drink plenty of fluids, preferably no caffeine. Take morning meds.