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Can I eat food before having myocardial perfusion scan?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

No because the blood flow to stomach increased and it makes the image less accurate.

In brief: No

No because the blood flow to stomach increased and it makes the image less accurate.
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Dr. Thomas Heston
diabetics may need to have a small meal ahead of time; check with your testing center
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

In general, a light meal is ok but a heavy meal is not recommended.
Check with the clinic where you are going to have the test to get their recommendations.

In brief: Yes

In general, a light meal is ok but a heavy meal is not recommended.
Check with the clinic where you are going to have the test to get their recommendations.
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