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Cardiolite Stress Test

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What is a Cardiolyte Stress Test?

This test combines exercise with pictures taken by a scanning camera.

How to Prepare for the Procedure

You should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

What to Expect during the Procedure

For this test, you will be exercising on the treadmill. During the test, the walking speed and incline of the hill will gradually increase.

You will be undressed from the waist up so that the EKG patches and a blood pressure cuff can be applied (women will be given a hospital gown and may leave their undergarments on).

An IV will be inserted so that a small amount of radioactive tracer can be given. The scanning pictures are taken at rest (the "resting" portion) and after exercise (the "stress" portion). The entire test takes about four hours, which includes the resting and stress pictures.

After the Procedure

Both a cardiologist and a radiologist will evaluate the results during your testing time or later that same day. If you have any questions or concerns, the stress testing staff will be more than happy to assist you.

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