Knowing what to expect about an upcoming procedure can provide comfort to both you and your family. To help in your preparation, we have outlined the important things here.
Your cardiologist's office will schedule your procedure with our staff at the hospital. If necessary, they will contact you with any individualized information and instructions prior to your procedure. It is your responsibility to pre-authorize the procedure with the insurance company; check with your physician's office staff to see if they provide this service.
Complete the required Intermountain Health & Medication History forms:
This is the most important pre-procedural instruction. Stomach contents are hazardous when having any type of anesthesia. The answer depends on the type of procedure you are having:
Heart Rhythm Procedures (Ablation, Pacemaker Placement, ICD placement)
Heart Catheterization/Angiography Procedure: You may have clear liquids up to two hours before your procedure.
Notify your Doctor if you develop any of the following:
The CV Cath Lab is located at Intermountain Medical Center, Building #4 on Level 1. When you arrive, please check in at Patient Registration on Level 1.
After arriving you will be taken to the pre-procedure area where you will complete admissions paperwork: