Before Your Procedure
Before a Cardiac Catherization ProcedureBring 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.