HOW DO YOU PREPARE?
DO NOT take any medications on the
morning of the exam.
If you use an inhaler,
Wear comfortable 2 piece outfit (no snap or zipper
shirts) and walking shoes. Women need to wear a bra.
If you have breast implants
, please inform the doctor
eat or drink after midnight before the
technologist, as these may cause image artifacts.
exam in am. If exam is in the afternoon you
No oils, body creams, or lotions on the chest area,
may have a light breakfast of toast and juice.
orange or grapefruit juice.
For this test, certain ingredients that exist in
Kane Cardiology, SC
foods and medications (even in tiny amounts)
Smoking for 3 hours prior to the test.
hours before the test, please do not
or drink any of the following foods and do
It is OK to brush your teeth or use mouthwash before your exam.
not take any of the medications listed below.
coffee or tea, not even decaffeinated. No
colas or soft drinks.
Drink 3 Glasses of water the night before the exam.
chocolates, including candy, cookies, pies,
patients may have toast and juice by
5am on morning of exam. Preferably not
over the counter medicines that contain
caffeine such as: Anacin, Excedrin, Vivarin, NoDoz
The following prescription medications should
not be taken 24 hours before the test: Cafergot,
Esgic, Fioricet, Fiorinal, Norgesic, Norgesic
The radioactive tracer for this test is
ordered especially for you. This
The medications listed below should not be taken
medication is very expensive. If you
are unable to keep your appointment
Medications containing Theophylline such as:
for any reason, please notify the
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Aerolate, Constant-T,Elixophylline, Quibron (all
office 24 hours before the test. If you
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forms), Respbid, Slo-bid, Slo-Phyllin, T-Phyl,
do not show up or call, you will be
Tedral SA, Theo-24, Theoclear, Theo-Dur,
Theolair, Theo-Organidin, Theo-Sav, Theostat,
charged $250.00 for the radioactive
material and $75.00 for the
Medications containing Dipyridamole should not
Lexiscan. Insurance will not cover
this for “No Show”.
Your Exam will take place
WHAT IS A LEXISCAN
How is the Test Performed?
Here at the Office:
The test consists of 2 parts, under resting
IMAGING STRESS TEST?
conditions and after Lexiscan induced stress.
The resting portion is generally done first. An
Myocardial refers to the heart muscle. Perfusion
I.V. line will be started to allow ease of the
is the passage of blood through the circulatory
injection. The I.V. will be removed after the
system and Imaging refers to computer generated
pictures taken with a gamma camera. The test
Approximately 20-30 minutes after the first
involves an injection of a small amount of
injection the resting images will be taken. You
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radioactive tracer, which circulates in the
will lie on a special table and the camera will
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bloodstream and shows if your heart muscle is
rotate above and around your chest while the
receiving adequate blood supply under stress and
pictures are being taken. This will take about 15
resting conditions. The radioactive material has
no side effects and is not a “dye”. This test
chemically stresses your heart so you will not be
The Lexiscan part of the test is done next. While
you are sitting up you will be given an infusion
lasting 10 seconds of Lexiscan. The Dr. and/or
Why Do We Use Myocardial
Nurse Practitioner will be watching your EKG
Perfusion Imaging Stress Test?
and monitoring your blood pressure the entire
time. You may have some, all, or no side effects
to the Lexiscan. Side effects may include
headache, warm sensation in the body, tightness
1. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging allows the
The cardiologists at Kane Cardiology require that
in the throat, shortness of breath, chest
doctor to see the function of the heart muscle.
anyone over 250 pounds have a 2 Day Procedure
discomfort, or nausea. Please
let us know if you
2. To determine if your heart is receiving enough
are experiencing any or all of these symptoms.
Immediately after the Lexiscan is injected the
3. To determine how well your heart is working.
Myoview tracer is injected. Your EKG and blood
While your heart may function normally at rest,
pressure will continue to be monitored until it is
your heart muscle may not receive blood when
IF YOU ARE HAVING A
2 DAY LEXISCAN
you are under stress (for example, when you are
Approximately 30 minutes after the Lexiscan, the
MYOVIEW, THE REST PORTION WILL BE ON
2nd set of pictures will be taken. It is very
THE FIRST DAY AND THE LEXISCAN STRESS
4. To improve diagnostic accuracy and to
important you lie very still while the camera takes
PORTION WILL BE ON THE SECOND DAY.
determine if more extensive testing is necessary.
the pictures. You may breathe normally during all
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