Lexiscan Stress Test

Test Preparation

  • You will receive a reminder call 48 hours prior to your test. Confirmation must be received at least 24 hours in advance or the test will be cancelled.

  • Please do not consume caffeine 12 hours prior to the stress test appointment. This includes caffeinated drinks (soda, coffee, tea, etc.), decaffeinated coffee or tea, energy drinks, chocolate, etc. If you have any caffeine, we will have to reschedule your test. 

  • No smoking 12 hours prior to the test. 

  • No eating or drinking 4-6 hours prior to the test. 

  • Take normal medications prior to test. 

About the Test

A Lexiscan is a type of stress test that is used for people who may find it difficult to exercise on a treadmill.

 

You will be attached to electrocardiogram (EKG) and blood pressure monitors and an IV will be started in your arm. The Lexiscan will be given through the IV and then you will be asked to sit and wait while the medication takes effect. This medication is used to mimic exercise.

 

Once the medication has begun working, you will be asked to lie down and pictures will be taken of your heart. The pictures will show blood flow to and from the heart and possibly any blockages.

 

We will capture pictures of your heart at rest (before the medication) and after stress (after the medication has taken effect).

The test will take about 3 hours to complete.

After the Test

Once the test is complete you will be able to drive home. The physician will review the test, and the results will be provided to you at your next appointment or by phone.

Cancellation Notice

Because of the medication required for the test, you must confirm your appointment at least 24 hours in advance or your appointment will be canceled. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $125 cancellation charge. Call (785) 539-4644 with questions.