Heart Stress Test With Medication

Heart Stress Test
With Medication
A heart stress test helps your doctor measure Heart monitor patches will be placed the heart’s tolerance for exercise and detect on your chest to record your heart forms of heart disease. Medication is used to rhythm or EKG. Next, the medication exercise or “stress” your heart rather than that stresses your heart will be injected having you walk on a treadmill. Pictures of into your IV. Since this medication the blood flow to your heart will be taken mimics exercise, you may feel:
before and again after the medication is 
Hot or flushed 
Chest pressure
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A fast heart beat 
A headache
Do not drink or eat anything with 
Sweaty or clammy
caffeine for 24 hours before the test. 
Nausea or camping in your belly or given. The test is done in a special department. It takes about 3 hours. To prepare for the test:
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Caffeine is in regular and decaf coffee, abdomen
tea, chocolate, colas and some other soft drinks.
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Do not eat or drink for 6 hours before your test. During the test:
You will need an IV (intravenous) line for this test so you can be given a small amount of radioactive material. You will then wait 30 minutes while it circulates through your blood system. This allows pictures of your heart to be taken at rest. You will lie flat on an X-ray bed for 12 minutes while a camera rotates around These effects last about 2 minutes. After the 3 minutes of the test, you will be encouraged to drink something with caffeine such as coffee or cola. Caffeine helps relieve side effects of the medication. More pictures of your heart are taken about 30 minutes after the medication was given. After the test:
Your doctor will share the results of the test with you. Be sure to ask your doctor any questions you may have.
your body taking pictures. It will come close to your chest but not touch you. Rev 7/08, 6/10, 11/12, 5/15
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