Patient Information - What To Expect
On the day of your catheterization, you will report to the admitting office. A hospital representative will register you and collect the information needed. You will be escorted to the cardiac catheterization area. Your family members or friends will be asked to stay in the waiting area while you are being prepared for the procedure.
Once you are in the cardiac catheterization area, you will change into a hospital gown. A nurse will take your vital signs and begin an IV (intravenous) medication line. A cardiologist will then meet with you to go over the procedure and ask you to sign a routine consent form. You may be given medication to sedate you, but you will remain alert and able to respond to the staff during the procedure. Once you are taken into the cardiac catheterization laboratory, the process will take about one hour.
All patients will have a slightly different recovery process, and we make sure to customize each plan accordingly. After your procedure, you will be monitored by our team of doctors and nurses to ensure the success of your procedure. We will provide you with information on your recovery process and what to expect.
A follow-up appointment with your cardiologist or doctor will be scheduled to ensure the success of your procedure and monitor your progress.