Dubai Hospital – Clinical Support Services (CSS) - Nuclear Medicine Section

Patients’ Information Files:


INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARDIAC PATIENTS
 

CARDIAC TEST WITH THE PHARMACOLOGICAL INJECTION

THIS TEST IS DONE IN TWO STEPS:

FIRST: Cardiac scanning is done while you are at rest (SUNDAY)

SECOND: Cardiac scanning done with stress, which will be done by a  Pharmacologic injection. (TUESDAY)

  • This test is done on two separate days: SUNDAY and TUESDAY and each day will take about 3 - 4 hours.
     

  • You must come FASTING on both days (i.e. on Sunday and Tuesday)
     

  • On MONDAY you must NOT have TEA, COFFEE, PEPSI, COLA DRINKS, CHOCOLATES and BANANA at all.
     

  • If you are taking any medicine by name of Persantin (Dipyridamole), you must stop it for 2 days before Tuesday.
     

  • If you are ASTHMATIC, inform our Doctor/Nurse/Receptionist giving you the appointment.
     

  •  If you are a male patient, you MUST SHAVE your chest.
     

  •  DO NOT TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS IN THE MORNING
     

  • Whatever medication you are taking in the mornings, please bring them with you when you come for both the tests (on Sunday and Tuesday)
     

  • You have to follow these instructions to do these tests
     

CARDIAC TEST WITH TREADMILL EXERCISE OR  PHARMACOLOGICAL INJECTION:

 THIS TEST IS DONE IN TWO STEPS:

FIRST: Cardiac scanning will be done while you are at rest (WEDNESDAY)

SECOND: Cardiac scanning will be done by doing a stress test either by Treadmill exercise/or by a Pharmacological injection (SUNDAY)

  • For the FIRST test a rest test is done, which will take 2-3 hours on that day (WEDNESDAY).
     

  • For the SECOND test, a stress test is done which will take 4-5 hours (Sunday)
    - You MUST come FASTING.
    - If you are a male patient, you must SHAVE your chest.
     

  • You must NOT have TEA, COFFEE, PEPSI, COLA DRINKS, CHOCOLATES and BANANA - one day before the STRESS test.
     

  • DO NOT TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS IN THE MORNING.
     

  • If you are taking TENORMIN or ATENOLOL, DO NOT take this medication one day before the STRESS test.
     

  • PLEASE bring whatever medications you are taking with you when you come for the test on this date.
     

  • You MUST follow these instructions to do these tests.

Back to Home
 


Copyright 2004, Department of Health and Medical Services - Government of Dubai
.