You are scheduled for an interventional procedure with us. In order to prepare for the procedure, we would like to provide you these instructions:
Please discontinue any of the below medications, as instructed by your prescribing physician, below is a list of what we recommend but you should always follow the instructions of your Cardiologist or Primary Care Physician.
- Plavix, Aspirin, Pletal -stop 7 days before.
- Coumadin - stop 5 days before, check INR day of procedure, restart evening of procedure
- Fish oil, Garlic, Ginseng, Vitamin A, Ginger, Kava Kava, Clove, White willow bark, Gingkoa Biloba - stop 7 days before ASA containing products: Alka-Seltzer, Bufferin, Excedrin, Ecotrin - 5 days before NSAIDS- Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Naproxen, Voltaren, Arthrotec, DayPro, Indocin, Relafen, Mobic-stop 5 days before.
If you are prescribed anticoagulants by your cardiologist or primary doctor please notify the office immediately for instructions on discontinuing the medication.
- Xarelto, Pentoxil, Pradaxa
- Ticlid, Iprivask, Refludan, Angiomax, Novastan, Exanta
- Lovenox, fragmin, Normiflo k. Aggrenox, Persantine, Arixtra, Orgaran
If you will be receiving sedation:
- Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your procedure (NO coffee, mints, gum)
- Please refrain from using any pain medications or diabetic medications until after your procedure. A small sip of water for all remaining daily medications are allowed.
- You must arrange from a driver the day of the procedure to be present with you. You are not allowed to operate heavy machinery/drive for the remaining day of the procedure
You will need to contact the office to reschedule your current procedure in the event
- You develop fever, chills, or a cold.
- You develop an active infection
- Require the use of antibiotic medication for treatment.
- Your blood sugar is > 200 and you are scheduled for a steroid procedure
- You developed an open wound or sore.
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