A treadmill stress test is prescribed for a patient to assess his or her risk of cardiological conditions. A patient may or may not exhibit any symptoms of a heart disease, and therefore a cardiologist would like to assess the patient when the heart is experiencing external stress. The stress test compares the circulation of blood at rest and the same during a physical activity. The results help understand whether the patient is suffering from ischemic heart condition.
Preparing for the TMT Scan:
Follow these guidelines to prepare for a TMT scan
- Have light meal four hours prior to the scan
- Refrain from caffeine 12 hours prior to the scan
- Regulate insulin dosage in consultation with the doctor
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing