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CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING THIS TEST. YOUR INSTRUCTIONS MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY TO FIT YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS. THE INFORMATION BELOW IS A GENERAL GUIDELINE.

When To Arrive

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment time.  If you are not on time, we may need to reschedule you to another day or time.
  • We ask that you please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to cancel your appointment.
  • If you have asthma or any respiratory condition, please notify us of this condition when we make your appointment.  We may need to change the type of test that we scheduled if you have a respiratory condition.

What To Wear

  • Wear comfortable two-piece loose clothing and walking shoes (i.e.  tennis shoes). 

How Long Will The Test Last

  • If you are scheduled for a one-day study, plan to be in our office for 4 hours.
  • If you are scheduled for a two-day study, plan to be in our office 2 hours each day.

Medications

  • Please bring all of your medications or a complete list with you the day of the study.
  • Please notify us if you are diabetic, hypoglycemic, or asthmatic.  If you are diabetic, please adjust your insulin or oral medication to your dietary intake.
  • If you use an inhaler, please bring this with you. 

Dietary

  • ABSOLUTELY NO CAFFEINE the day of your study. No coffee, tea, chocolate, or soft drinks. This includes decaffeinated beverages. Caffeine will alter your scan results. If you are scheduled prior to 12 noon, you may eat a light breakfast. If you are scheduled after 12 noon, you may have a light breakfast and light lunch. We want you to arrive "hungry".

NO SMOKING OR VIGOROUS EXERCISE 8 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR STUDY

Notice Concerning Testing Regulations: In order to comply with the Risk Management policies of Baylor Scott & White Cardiology Consultants of Texas , family members may not be present in the test area during patient testing, unless medically necessary. Otherwise, family members must wait in the main lobby.