Preparing for the Test
Generally, you will be instructed
not to eat or drink for at least 4 hours before
the test. If you have diabetes and take medication
for it, you should stop eating and drinking two
hours before the test. No caffeine, (coffee, tea,
chocolate, etc.) 24 hours prior to the test.
If you take heart medications,
check with your doctor when you schedule the
test. He or she may ask you to stop certain medications
a day or two before the test.
Wear comfortable clothing and
shoes that are suitable for exercise. Women
usually wear a button-up blouse or hospital gown
which is provided at the diagnostic center.
The procedure will be explained
to you and you will be asked to sign a consent form.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
During the Test?