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Heart and Vascular Center

Pharmacological Stress Test

Before Your Appointment

  • Please pre-register for your appointment by calling 978-937-6429,Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. or anytime online at Express Registration.
  • An Appointment Reminder with specific instructions for your exam will be mailed to you.
  • Please keep the written order from your physician to bring to the exam.
  • Obtain copies of any previous stress tests or EKGs to bring to the exam.
  • Tell your physician about any medications you are taking.

Be sure to inform your doctor if your are taking sildenafil citrate (Viagra) and have taken a dose in the past 24 hours (If nitroglycerin is given to relieve chest in a patient taking Viagra it can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure.)

Exam Preparation

  • DO NOT consume alcohol or caffeine or smoke for 24 hours before the test
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

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