When coronary heart disease is suspected in a patient, they will be sent for several tests and labs. An echocardiogram and a stress cardiogram are the common measures, however, for heart disease. To get the most accurate reading on the day of your exam, follow the patient education advice below.
No special fasting required.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing from the waist up.
Abstain from caffeine or non-prescribed drugs with caffeine for a full day.
Do not consume food or beverages for 4 hours prior to the exam.
Do not take the following medications for 24 hours prior to the test (clear with your physician):
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