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Persantine Stress Test

Preparing for a Persantine Stress Test 

  1. Nothing to eat or drink from midnight the night before the test. If you are a diabetic, please speak with your physician about your insulin needs or possible need to change the time of diabetic medication prior to the test.

  2. NO caffeine for 24-hours prior to the test. NO decaf, tea, chocolate or soda.

  3. NO tobacco products on the morning of the test.

  4. You may take your medications with water the morning of the test. However, do not take any medications that include theophylline, aminophylline, theodur and slophylline for 36 hours prior to your test. You should discuss this with your physician prior to stopping this medication.

  5. If you use an inhaler for breathing, please bring it with you.

  6. This test will take approximately 2 hours to complete.


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