- So, you’re scheduled for a stress test, huh? It’s not a written test, so you don’t have to study, but here are some things you should know. This test is designed to: help your Doctor determine if your chest pain is coming from your heart not getting enough blood supply, to evaluate your exercise capacity, to test the effectiveness of your medical therapy, to see if you may have any exercise induced electrical problems with your heart or to follow-up on previous stent, angioplasty or bypass procedures prior to cardiac rehabilitation. - How should you prepare for the test? First of all, wear something that you can exercise comfortably in. This may mean shorts, a T-shirt, loose fitting pants, and most importantly, jogging or tennis shoes. Ladies should wear a comfortable brassiere. If your test is scheduled in the morning, don't eat breakfast (diabetics may need to decrease their morning diabetes medication), if scheduled in the afternoon, eat a light breakfast and skip lunch. Take all of your regularly scheduled medications except those listed on the other side of this paper.
- What about the medications I shouldn’t take? The medications in this list will prevent your heart rate from going high enough to make the test accurate and you may have an incomplete test or need to repeat it later. In some cases, your Doctor may ask you to take these medications regardless, because he is testing the effectiveness of that medication to control your symptoms. If you have any question about your specific medication, ask your Doctor. In any event, bring the medication(s) that you didn’t take with you, so that you can take them after the stress test. IF YOU ARE ON ANY OF THE MEDICATIONS LISTED BELOW, DO NOT TAKE THEM ON THE MORNING OF THE STRESS TEST UNLESS TOLD SPECIFICALLY TO DO SO BY YOUR DOCTOR, BUT BRING THEM WITH YOU:
Digoxin, Digitalis or Lanoxin Sotalol or Betapace Atenolol or Tenormin Metoprolol or Lopressor/Toprol Nadalol or Corgard Pindolol or Visken Timolol or Blocadren Propranolol or Inderal Carteolol or Cartrol Penbutolol or Levatol Betaxolol or Kerlone Coreg or Carvedilol
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