Treadmill Test or Stress Echocardiogram Instructions

  • Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 2 to 4 hours prior to testing. 
    • If you are diabetic, a small snack is OK to be eaten prior to study. 
  • STOP beta blockers 24 hrs (e.g., Atenolol, Betapace, Bisoprolol, Carvedilol, Coreg, Labetolol, Lopressor, Metoprolol, Propanolol, Tenormin, Toprol, Sotalol, Zebeta, Ziac) prior to your appointment unless otherwise instructed. 
    • If you do not know if you were instructed to hold this medication or are not sure if you are taking a beta blocker, please call the clinic before testing. 
  • Avoid strenuous activity the day of your test.  
  • Avoid smoking 24 hours before test.  
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear for exercise. Do not wear sandals, heals, or backless shoes; we will reschedule your test or provide you with appropriate socks for walking on the treadmill.   

If you have any further questions, please give us a call at 503-692-0405

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