You are required to go for pre-admission testing which includes:
You should try and get a good night’s sleep. Mild sedation may be prescribed by your doctor.
You will be instructed not to eat or drink anything for a period of at least six hours before the procedure.
You will be nursed in the High Dependency Unit (HDU), Intermediate Care Area (ICA) or in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), where you will be observed for bleeding, heart rhythm disturbances and complications that may occur in the period immediately following the coronary angioplasty.
What is a Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty?
You are encouraged to attend the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation & Preventive Cardiology Programme after your coronary angioplasty procedure. The programme will enable, encourage and assist you on the road to recovery.For more information on our programme, click here.