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What should I do before having a noninvasive cardiac procedure?

Richard L. Weiss, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

In preparation for your test, please be sure to bring a referral(s) and any prescriptions from your physicians.

The night before the procedure:

  • You must follow all instructions to ensure accurate test results.
  • You may be advised not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure. Check with your doctor about whether this applies to you.
  • Bring all of your medications with you to the hospital.
  • Write down a list of your allergies.
  • Know where and when you had your last blood test, if applicable.
  • Make a note of the last time you ate.

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