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What are nuclear stress test preparation instructions?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Is fasting necessary for a nuclear treadmill test


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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, fasting is necessary for the procedure.

Detailed Answer:
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Yes, fasting is necessary for nuclear treadmill test. This is advised to counter aspiration if there is vomiting during or after administration of injection.
You may be asked not to eat or drink after midnight. However you can take few sips of water if it is necessary.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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Brief Answer: Yes, fasting is necessary for the procedure. Detailed Answer: Hello Yes, fasting is necessary for nuclear treadmill test. This is advised to counter aspiration if there is vomiting during or after administration of injection. You may be asked not to eat or drink after midnight. However you can take few sips of water if it is necessary. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX