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Blood work, a chest X-ray, and an ECG (Electrocardiogram) will be done before your procedure. Once the results of these tests are reported to and reviewed by your doctor, the procedure can take place.
Make your physician aware of any allergies, especially to iodine, X-ray dye, seafood or if you have trouble taking aspirin or numbing medications.
A nurse from the Heart Center Observation Area will take you to the unit to prepare you for your procedure. Two members of your family may stay with you in the Heart Center Observation Area until it is time to take you to the procedure room.
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Your doctor may order a sedative for you to help you relax. Please stay in bed after you take the medicine. It will make you drowsy.
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