Cardiovascular Services

TPCA offers the most comprehensive and clinically advanced cardiac imaging department in the Tallahassee area. All personnel are certified providers in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and follow the most current recommendations of the American Heart Association Committee on Emergency Cardiac Care. In addition, all stress tests are performed by Licensed Paramedics and Certified Cardiovascular Technologists. On-site physicians are also available to be involved in patient care as needed.

Available studies and tests include but are not limited to:

  • Treadmill/Exercise Stress Test (GXT)
  • Echocardiography
  • Carotid Doppler with Color Flow
  • Nuclear Medicine Stress Tests
  • Peripheral Venous and Arterial Studies
  • ABI’s for Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • 12-lead EKG
  • 24-hour Holter Monitoring
  • 30-day Event Monitoring
  • Overnight Pulse Oximetry

Test Details

Nuclear Medicine Stress Tests

Exam Preparation

This exam will take 3-4 hours after IV administration. Do not consume caffeine or nicotine 24 hours prior to test. Nothing to eat or drink (with the exception of water) four hours prior to examination. Withhold medications as directed by medical staff, with specific attention to Beta-blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers. Wear shoes and clothes suitable for walking on a treadmill.

After Care Instructions

Follow up with your referring physician within 3-5 business days for routine exam results.

If you are experiencing any trouble breathing, chest pain or feeling sick, please seek care immediately. Follow up with your referring physician within 3-5 business days for routine exam results.

Treadmill/Exercise Stress Test (GXT)

Exam Preparation

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking
No caffeine or nicotine 24 hours prior to test
It’s best not to walk the treadmill after a big meal
Hold all blood pressure medications for 48 hours prior to exam. If you have any questions regarding your blood pressure medications, please contact us at 942-6624 with any questions.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm

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