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Resting Heart Scan

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Nuclear Medicine Resting Heart Scan

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will review your history and start in IV in your arm, near the hand or wrist area.

You will be injected with the tracer and asked to wait for a 30-45 min period before imaging of your heart is performed.  During this time you will have a small meal and liquid to drink.

Two sets of pictures will be taken, one lying down and one sitting upright, each taking 15 to 30 minutes. 

Nuclear medicine heart scans have few risks. The amount of radiation in this test is small. In rare instances, some people have a treatable allergic reaction to the tracer.  Talk to your doctor and the technicians performing the test about whether you are or could be pregnant. 

Exam Preparation

 After checking with your physician, you must stop taking beta-blockers 24 hours prior to your procedure
 If you are diabetic, please bring your medications, glucometer and food if necessary.
 Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to the stress test
 Dress comfortably in sporting equipment and wear comfortable shoes for walking on the treadmill
 Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.

Plan to bring your insurance card and picture ID with you for your examination.  Plan to pay any required co-pay at the time of service.  Child care is not available during the time of your examination.

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