• Southeast Cardiovascular Associates

    Board Certified, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease & Nuclear Cardiology

    Rajan Kadakia MDNisheeth Goel MDManu Pillai MDMarlos Fernandes MDArvin Bansal MDNadish Garg MD
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  • Patient Instructions for PET Stress Testing

    48 HOURS BEFORE

    In the event you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you must give 48 hours’ notice to avoid being billed $250.00. You can reschedule or cancel your appointment by calling 281-506-8720.

    24 HOURS BEFORE

    Do not eat or drink anything that has caffeine, including coffee, tea, decaffeinated products, Excedrin, chocolate, cocoa, herbal teas, and soda for 24 hours before your exam. Caffeine will interfere with the results of the test. Do not smoke or consume alcohol during this time. Please refer to the table below for a list of restricted medications.

    6 HOURS BEFORE

    Do not eat or drink anything except water. No water starting 4 hours before.DIABETIC PATIENTS ONLY: If you are eating 6 hours before the study, please take your diabetic medication. All other diabetic patients should not take their medications. However, bring your medications with you to your appointment.

    REMINDERS
    • Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.
    • Wear a comfortable two-piece outfit and do not wear jewelry the day of your test.
    • If you are claustrophobic or have a problem with being in a restricted environment for any length of time, please consult your referring physician prior to your appointment.
    MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS

    Please do not take these medications the day before and the day of your stress test, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.

    Acebutolol

    Cardizem CD

    Imdur

    Metoprolol

    Sectral

    Toprol XL

    Aggrenox

    Carteolol

    Inderal

    Nadolol

    Sotalol

    Trandate

    Atenolol

    Cartia XT

    Inderide

    Nitroglycerin

    Tarka

    Verapamil

    Betapace

    Cartrol

    Isoptin

    Normodyne

    Tenoretic

    Verelan

    Betaxolol

    Carvedilol

    Kerlone

    Penbutolol

    Tenormin

    Visken

    Bisoprolol

    Coreg

    Labetalol

    Persantine

    Theophylline

    Zebeta

    Blocadren

    Covera HS

    Levatol

    Pindolol

    Timolide

    Ziac

    Bystolic

    Dipyridamole

    Lopressor

    Propranolol

    Timolol