- Treadmill stress testing
- Private stress testing for insurance
- Holter monitors
- Outpatient ECGs
We ask that patients wear comfortable shoes for walking (running shoes are best). No thongs, sandals, cowboy boots or high-heeled shoes. The patient must remain on their prescribed medications leading up to the test. There is to be NO smoking on the day of the test, as well as NO eating or drinking within one hour of the treadmill stress test.
Patients are asked to shower or bathe just prior to their Holter Monitor appointment. They are NOT to use talcums, lotions or perfumes before the exam. Patients should wear a comfortable two-piece outfit. Women are asked NOT to wear full slips, and to wear a comfortable bra. Men should be aware that shaving will be required to remove any chest hair where sensors are going to be attached during the Holter Monitor. Lastly, patients need to bring a list of ALL current prescribed medication.
Patients must bring ALL current medications to their consult appointment.
Drop-in ECGs are done right at Kelowna Cardiology Associates Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. No appointments are necessary to get an ECG done at our office. An ECG usually takes about 15-20 minutes to fully complete. After the ECG is complete, results will be sent to the patient’s referring doctor for review. We ask that patients coming in for a drop-in ECG do NOT wear any creams or lotions to the appointment
Patients must obtain a new referral every 6 months from their referring physician. The only exception to this is if a patient has been discharged from the hospital, which a follow-up would then be made directly to our offices without a referral needed.
Prescription renewals must go through the patient’s general practitioner.