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Mountain States Cardiology
Preparing for a Procedure at JCCH

 


 

 

Johnson County Community Hospital
1901 South Shady Street
Mountain City, TN 37683

Phone: (423) 727-1100

Area Map

 Procedures


Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to test time for registration
  • Wear short sleeves, no sweatshirts or tight-sleeved clothing
  • Test will take about 1 hour to complete

Echo, Carotid Ultrasound, Arterial or Venous Doppler, ABI

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to test for registration
  • Wear 2 piece clothing
  • No diet restrictions, unless you are having another test which requires restriction of food or drink
  • Each of these tests may take up to an hour to complete.  If you have multiple procedures, plan for an hour for each

EKG

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to test time for registration
  • Wear 2 piece clothing
  • Test will take about 30 minutes to complete

Event Monitor

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to test time for registration
  • Wear 2 piece clothing
  • Test will take about 1 hour to complete

Holter Monitor

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to test time for registration
  • Shower or bathe before the test (the monitor stays on for 24-48 hrs)
  • Wear 2 piece clothing
  • Test will take about 1 hour to complete

Stress Test

  • Arrive 2 hours prior to the procedure for registration, prep and resting films
  • Do not eat or drink 6 hours prior to the test—NO CAFFIENE for 24 hrs prior to test.  Drink plenty of fluids the night before the test
  • Ask your physician about what medicines you should take prior to the test
  • Bring shoes (not sandals or slip-on) wear comfortable 2 piece clothing
  • Test may take up to 6 hours to complete

Tilt Table

  • NOTHING to drink or eat 6 hours prior to test. Drink plenty of fluids the night before the test
  • Need to have a driver to take patient home
  • Test may take up to 3 hours to complete
  • Wear 2 piece clothing