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Exercise Treadmill Testing

This appointment takes 45 minutes.

  • No CAFFEINE for 24 hours before the test.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes or sneakers.
  • Eat a light breakfast or light lunch depending on the time of your appointment.
  • Please bring all your medications or a current list of your medications.
  • Check with your Family Doctor about stopping beta-blockers 48 hours before testing.
  • Check with your Family Doctor about stopping Diltiazem or Verapamil 48 hours before testing.
  • You must not take oral nitrates or apply topical nitrates on the day of the test.
  • Diabetics have their normal diet and medications (except oral or topical nitrates).
  • Patients undergoing Dobutamine stress testing will need a driver to return home.