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PET Cardiology Prep

Very important:

  • NO caffeine 24 hours before the test. NO coffees, teas, sodas, energy drinks, and chocolate.
  • Please do not take Excedrin or Anacin.
  • NO food six hours before the test.

  • You may have water, juice, Gatorade, milk, 7-up, Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Alieve.

  • Please take your medications the morning of the test.

  • Please drink water before the test because we have to start an IV when you arrive to be able to inject the tracers.

  • Please do not wear long sleeves for the IV access and monitoring during the test.

  • You will be lying on the table for about thirty minutes and the preferred position is arms resting above your head.

  • You will be here for about 90 minutes. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

  • The test will not affect your ability to drive and we prefer you come alone.

Thank you we will see you soon.

Special circumstances: Anxiety or claustrophobia we do not prescribe anti-anxiety medications, you would need to speak to your primary care doctor.