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Angiography–Patient Information


Before The Test
Screening Before Angiography/Special Interventional Procedures
The scheduling staff will be requesting a patient history form to be filled out by your doctor to identify any laboratory tests you may need to take because of medications you may be taking, or any history of allergies which may require special attention before your test.

Pregnancy
Please tell your doctor if you are (or may be) pregnant. Your doctor and the Angiography /Interventional radiologist will have to determine if you are safe to undergo this test.

Personal Belongings
You are encouraged to leave all personal belongings, especially jewelry, monies, and credit cards etc. at home on the day of the test since you will need to remove them for this test.

Diet
Do not eat or drink anything after 12 midnight the night before the test until testing is completed. Please check with your doctor if you have to follow any special diet instructions for the day of the test, especially if you are diabetic and have to adjust your diet for that day.

Medications
Some tests require that you hold your medications until the testing is completed. Please check with your doctor if you have to follow an adjusted medication schedule for the day of the test, especially if you take heart and blood pressure medications, diabetes medications, or other daily medications. This includes any over-the-counter medications that you might be taking. You will also want to discuss with your doctor when to resume the medications after the test is completed.

On the Day of the Test
Parking

  • Parking is validated on the day of the test. Please bring your parking ticket with you.
  • Please park at the Queen's Miller Street garage. You may also park at Queen's POB I garage.
  • The Queen's POB II garage, located at 1329 Lusitana Street is the
  • furthest away.
  • Handicapped stalls are available in front of the hospital and in designated stalls in all garages.

Check In
Please check in at Queen's Admitting Department, unless you are given other instructions. You will be taken to the Queen's Short Stay area before the test to prepare you for the test. After the test you will be escorted back to the Short Stay area to recover after the test is completed.

Personal Belongings
Hospital staff will instruct you to change into a hospital gown after you check in. Please remove all personal belongings and let the technologist or registered nurses know if you need special assistance.

Diet
Some tests require that you do not eat or drink until the testing is completed. Please check with the doctor for your diet instructions on the day of your test. If you have diabetes, you should be following the instructions given to you by your doctor regarding your diet.

Medications
Some tests require that you hold your medications until the testing is completed. Please check with the doctor about when you can resume your usual medications after the test is over. If you take heart and blood pressure medications, diabetes medications, or other daily medications, you should be following the instructions given to you by your doctor.

Bathroom Use
Please use the bathroom before the test starts because the test will take over 60 minutes. The length of each test will vary depending on what your doctor ordered for you.

During The Test

  • You will be lying on a cushioned table for the test. Ask for a blanket if it gets too cold
  • An IV line will be started so that medications can be given during the test
  • You will be asked to lie still during testing because it's important to get a clear picture

After The Test

  • You will be asked to lie flat and keep your leg straight for about 4-6 hours after the test
  • You must have someone else drive you home on the day of the test because of medications you may have been given
  • You may resume your usual medications or as instructed by your doctor
  • You may resume your usual diet or as instructed by your doctor
  • Test results will be reported to your doctor (please follow up with your doctor)
  • Follow up appointment as instructed by your doctor


Monday thru Friday:
8:00am to 5:00pm

 


808.691.4711

 


808.691.4097

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