Patient Resources

Patient Instructions

Are you having testing or treatment performed at our offices? To learn more about what you are going to have done, find the test and click on the link. Here you will learn how to prepare for your test, what medications you should not take before your test and what to expect.

Cardiac Nuclear Perfusion Stress Tests
Cardiac nuclear perfusion stress tests, sometimes called nuclear stress tests, come in two varieties: Exercise Nuclear Perfusion Stress Tests and Pharmacological Nuclear Perfusion Stress Tests. Both are ways of checking blood flow through the muscle (or walls) of your heart. A tracer dye is given to you through an IV inserted in your arm. A camera scans the tracer in the blood as it flows through your heart muscle.

Nuclear Stress Test Instructions

Echocardiogram
An echocardiogram is an imaging test that uses harmless sound waves. It shows how well your heart muscle is working, as well as how large your heart is. The sound waves are used like an ultrasound and are viewed on a monitor. Please click here for details

Stress Echocardiogram
A stress echocardiogram is like the echocardiogram described above except that the testing is done both before and after exercising in order to detect changes in the way your heart responds to exertion.

Stress Echo Instructions

Exercise Treadmill Stress Test
An exercise treadmill stress test is an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) conducted while walking on a treadmill to measure the heart’s response to the stress of physical activity.

Treadmill Instructions

Enhanced External Counter Pulsation/EECP
EECP is a non-surgical, mechanical procedure that can reduce the symptoms of angina pectoris, by increasing coronary blood flow in areas of the heart that lack blood flow.

ABI Instructions
T-Wave Instructions