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If you need to cancel your appointment, you must give us 24-hour notice. If you are running late, please call us as well at 540-662-0306.

Prep Instructions

  • Slacks or shorts are preferred and comfortable footwear appropriate for brisk walking
  • Unless otherwise informed, all medications should be taken the day of the test.
  • Please bring all medications that you are currently taking with you at the time of the test.
  • NO CAFFEINE FOR 12 HOURS PRIOR  This includes coffee, tea, sodas and chocolate.   You may have some water, milk or juice. 
  • DO NOT EAT 4 HOURS PRIOR to testing.     

Treadmill Stress Testing

For the treadmill test, several electrodes will be placed on your chest, so that your heart rhythm can be watched closely throughout the exercise portion of the test. If you are able to walk on the treadmill, this method is preferred. If you are unable to walk, we will use drugs (either Lexican or Dobutamine) given through an IV. After completing the treadmill or medication stress portion you will be placed on the imaging table for another 15 minute scan. This test will take approximately 60 minutes.