Preparing For Your Test
 
 
  • A nurse from the Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center will call you the day before your test to provide additional instructions and answer any questions.
  • The morning of your procedure, take your medications as instructed by your physician.
  • Bring all medications in their original containers to the Center.
  • Physician orders determine food and liquid restrictions the night before and the day of the procedure.
  • Arrangements should be made for someone to drive you home after your procedure, and it is strongly recommended that you have someone stay with you overnight.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing and shoes that slip on, to allow you to dress with a minimum of effort when it is time to go home.
  • Patients generally stay at the Center approximately 4-5 hours from the time they arrive.
  • The Center provides light snacks, crackers, fruit juices, and soft drinks. You may bring a sack lunch from home. Kitchen facilities include a refrigerator and a mircrowave.
  • Please leave money and valuables at home. Bring your insurance cards and driver's license.
  • Patient rooms are equipped with a television. You may prefer to bring a book or magazine.
  • Available space at the Center requires us to ask you to limit family members and visitor. Please, no children under the age of 13.


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