What to Expect During Your Test
No walking is required for this test. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue taking your medications as usual. If you have been instructed not to take your medications, tell the technician before the test. This test will take about one and a half hours.
- Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment and bring your doctor’s order.
- Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Do not wear one-piece undergarments.
- Don’t eat food, drink caffeine or smoke for at least two hours before the test.
Pharmacological stress echocardiogram tests are performed by appointment only.