What are the indications for this test?
What are the benefits of having this scan?
This will allow the your Doctor to decide upon the best management and treatment options in regards to your heart. A Nuclear Medicine Cardiac study enable the blood flow to the heart to be assessed in both a resting and stressed state. The electrical signal is assessed under both conditions. This is a comprehensive method of looking at the heart with an accuracy of 99.3%.
How long Does this test take?
What is the Preparation? (Download MIBI prep sheet)
|Can I take my medication on the morning of the test?
Take all your normal tablets on the morning of the test with water only, unless your cardiologist tells you not to.
If DIABETIC - Do NOT take your diabetic tablets on the day of the test and only take half your normal dose of insulin.
Tell staff at CNI if you are taking any medicines, including erection-enhancing medicines (such as Cialis, Levitra, or Viagra). You may need to take nitroglycerin during this test, which can cause a serious reaction if you have taken an erection-enhancing medicine within the previous 48 hours. Ask your doctor whether you need to stop taking any of your other medicines before the test (especially Persantin tablets).
BRING ALL YOUR MEDICATION WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF THE TEST.
What does this test involve?
What are the side effects?
You may experience some cardiac symptoms such as shortness of breath or Chest pain during the stress test. these are quite Normal. You are able to drive.
Precautions to follow following your test?
As a result of you test you will be giving off a small amount of radiation. It is advised that you limit time spent in close proximity to pregnant women and children for 24 hours following the test.