Please follow these instructions so we do not need to reschedule your test. Do not stop taking any medication without first talking to your doctor.
An exercise stress echo test is used to check:
Please see the test preparation information above for information about medications to stop taking before your test. Your doctor may want you to make other changes to your medications. Do not stop taking any medication without first talking to your doctor.
If you take insulin to control your blood sugar, ask your doctor how much medication you should take the day of the test. You may need to take half of your usual morning dose and eat a light meal 4 hours before the test. If you take pills to control your blood sugar, do not take your medication until after the test.
Do not take your diabetes medication and skip a meal before the test.
If you own a glucose monitor, bring it with you to check your blood sugar levels before and after your test. If you think your blood sugar is low, let us know right away. Plan to eat and take your diabetes medication after your test.
Please wear or bring clothes and shoes that are comfortable for walking. Do not bring valuables with you.
The appointment takes about 60 minutes. The actual exercise time is usually between 7 and 12 minutes.
Your doctor will get your test results and review them with you.
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