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Nuclear Cardiology

Nuclear Cardiology - Symptoms

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How is the test done?

You will be given an injection, after which radiographic images will be taken. It is important to keep still (except for normal breathing movements) during the imaging which lasts about 15-20 minutes. The whole procedure will take about 3 hours including the exercise. 

Separate Day Rest

For tests done without stress testing, you may have to stay up to 2-3 hours at the National Heart Centre Singapore.

For tests done with stress testing, you may have to stay up to 3 hours at the Centre. In addition to the imaging done with the stress test, a second imaging at rest may be required for comparison. In such cases, arrangements will be made for you to come back later in the day or on another day.

Preparations before the test

On the day of the test, please wear comfortable clothing and footwear for walking on a treadmill machine.

For male patients, it may be necessary to shave your chest before the test to allow for attachment of the ECG electrodes. This can be done at the National Heart Centre Singapore by our nurse, or you may prefer to do this yourself before coming for the test.

No coffee, tea or cola on the day of the test.
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