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Before Your Procedure

Before a Cardiac Catherization Procedure

  • Bring a list of current medications with you to the hospital. Tell your doctor what medicines you take and about any allergies you have.
  • You may shower. 
  • Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before the procedure (if you are having an am procedure). 
  • You may have sips of water to take your medications as prescribed by your physician. 
  • Know that the skin where the catheter will be inserted may be clipped. You may be given medication to relax before the procedure. 
  • Please call your doctor if you become ill, or there are any changes with your health. 
  • Please leave money, jewelry and other valuables at home 
  • If you have any concerns or questions, contact your physician’s office.