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  • Nuclear Pharmacologic Stress Test

    Nuclear Pharmacologic Stress Test

    The purpose of this test is to assist in the detection of Coronary Artery Disease in those individuals who have risk factors for heart disease.

    Pre-Test Preparations:

    1. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the evening prior to your test. The exception is water. If your test is scheduled after 12:00 noon, you can have a light breakfast on, or before 7 am. A light breakfast includes eggs, toast, and juice. No dairy products.
    2. Do not smoke; use oral tobacco, nicotine patches or nicotine gum 12 hours prior to your test.
    3. Do not drink any caffeine OR decaffeinated products prior to your test.
    4. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes.
    5. Do not take any medications the morning of your test, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
    6. Bring your morning medications with you the day of your test. There will be a break period during the test in which you will be able to take them. If you have any questions regarding your medications, please consult your physician.
    7. Do not wear perfume or cologne.

    Description of the Test

    The test takes approximately 3 1/2 — 4 hours. A small IV catheter will be inserted into a vein followed by an injection of a radiotracer. After adequate circulation time, you will be scanned for approximately 15 minutes. After those images are completed, a pharmacologic agent will be administered through the IV. Halfway through this infusion, you will he given a second dose of a radiotracer. You will have a 30 to 60 minute break in which you can eat and take your medications. You will then return for a second set of images. This will complete your test and you may resume your routine daily activities without restrictions.

    Note: Please be aware that a medication has been specially ordered for your test. We require 24 hours notice of cancellation. To avoid a $200 charge, please adhere to this policy.

  • Exercise Treadmill Test (ETT)

    Exercise Treadmill Test (ETT)

    The purpose of this test is to demonstrate your cardiovascular tolerance and to detect possible cardiovascular disease.

    Pre-Test Preparations:

    1. Please wear comfortable clothes and good walking shoes for exercise on the treadmill.
    2. Do not eat or drink anything 4 hours prior to the test.
    3. Do not take any medications the morning of your test, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
    4. Do not wear perfume or cologne.

    Description of the Test

    For this test you will be monitored as you exercise on the treadmill, Your blood pressure will also be monitored during the test. You will be asked to exercise on the treadmill until you reach a target heart rate for your age, become too tired to continue or experience significant symptoms. This test takes approximately 30 minutes.

  • Multigated Acquisition Scan (MUGA)

    Multigated Acquisition Scan (MUGA)

    The purpose of this test is to provide an evaluation of heart muscle function.

    Pre-Test Preparations:

    1. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the evening prior to your test. The exception is water. If your test is scheduled after 12:00 noon, you can have a light breakfast on, or before 7 am. A light breakfast includes eggs, toast, and juice. No dairy products.
    2. Do not smoke; use oral tobacco, nicotine patches or nicotine gum 12 hours prior to your test.
    3. Do not drink any caffeine OR decaffeinated products prior to your test.
    4. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes.
    5. Do not take any medications the morning of your test, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
    6. Bring your morning medications with you the day of your test. There will be a break period during the test in which you will be able to take them. If you have any questions regarding your medications, please consult your physician.
    7. Do not wear perfume or cologne.

    Description of the Test

    The test takes approximately 60-90 minutes. A small IV catheter will be inserted into a vein followed by an injection of a radiotracer. After adequate circulation time, you will be scanned for 15 minutes while you are connected to an EKG monitor. This completes your test, and you may resume your normal daily activities without any restrictions.

    Note: Please be aware that a medication has been specially ordered for your test. We require 24 hours notice of cancellation. To avoid a $50 charge, please adhere to this policy.

  • Nuclear Stress Test

    Nuclear Stress Test

    The purpose of this test is to assist in the detection of Coronary Artery Disease in those individuals who have the risk factors for heart disease.

    Pre-Test Preparations:

    1. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the evening prior to your test. The exception is water. If your test is scheduled after 12:00 noon, you can have a light breakfast on, or before 7 am. A light breakfast includes eggs, toast, and juice. No dairy products.
    2. Do not smoke; use oral tobacco, nicotine patches or nicotine gum 12 hours prior to your test.
    3. Do not drink any caffeine OR decaffeinated products prior to your test.
    4. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes.
    5. Do not take any medications the morning of your test, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
    6. Bring your morning medications with you the day of your test. There will be a break period during the test in which you will be able to take them. If you have any questions regarding your medications, please consult your physician.
    7. Do not wear perfume or cologne.

    Description of the Test

    The test takes approximately 3 1/2 – 4 hours. A small IV catheter will be inserted into a vein followed by an injection of a radiotracer. After adequate circulation time, you will be scanned for 15 minutes. You will then be connected to an EKG monitor and exercised, When you reach a target maximum heart rate, a second radiotracer will be injected and you will be exercised for an additional minute. After the exercise portion of the test is complete, you will be given a break to eat and take your medications Following your break, you will be scanned again for 15 minutes. This completes your test and you may resume your routine daily activities without any restrictions.

    Note: Please be aware that a medication has been specially ordered for your test. We require 24 hours notice of cancellation. To avoid a $200 charge, please adhere to this policy.

  • MTWA Testing

    MTWA Testing

    • It is recommended that beta blocker therapy be held for 24 hours and resumed post testing. This of course is only to be determined by the physician.
    • Patients should bring their beta blocker medications to the office and take them post testing or as instructed by the physician.
    • Patients with excessive chest or body hair are encouraged to shave prior to arrival to the office.
    • Patients are to avoid using Dove soap and or any body lotions on the day of the test.
    • Patients should wear comfortable clothing and lace up/sneaker type shoes.
    • Patients should be informed that MTWA testing requires only minimal exercise/walking on a tread mill. This should not be confused with the standard exercise stress testing protocols which can be quite challenging for some patients.
  • Vascular Ultrasound Arterial and Abdominal Aorta Test

    Vascular Ultrasound Arterial and Abdominal Aorta Test

    Pre-Test Preparations:

      1. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the evening prior to your test. The exception is water.
      2. Do not drink any caffeine OR decaffeinated products prior to your test.
      3. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes and good walking shoes.
      4. Do take any and all medications prescribed to you.
      5. Very Important: you must (no exceptions) have 2 pieces of dry toast 2 hours before your test.

    Note: We require 24 hours notice of cancellation. To avoid a $50 charge, please adhere to this policy.

Dear Patients and Friends,

Due to circumstances beyond our control, CompleteCare Cardiology, the office of Dr. Randy Kiewe, is closing. Dr. Michael L. Friedman of Long Island Heart Associates has been assigned to be the Custodian of Medical Records. If you need an appointment or if you need to pick up a copy of your records, please call his office at (516) 869-3100. His office is located at 2110 Northern Blvd Suite 207 Manhasset NY 11030.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The staff of CompleteCare Cardiology wish you all good health and we thank you for your kindness, patience, support and understanding.

CompleteCare Cardiology Staff