EP Studies

  • Please do not eat or drink after midnight the day before or for at least 8 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Inform your physician of all medications, herbs and supplements you are taking. Do not take any medications the morning of your procedure, unless otherwise directed by your physician.
  • If you take blood thinners such as Coumadin, please obtain instructions from your physician 5-7 days before the procedure regarding when to stop and restart the medicine.
  • If you have diabetes, ask your doctor for special instructions, especially if you take diabetic medication.
  • Bring your medications with you, along with a list of your daily dosages.
  • Plan to arrive at the location of the procedure one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Your physician may order labwork that will be drawn before the procedure.
  • Arrange for transportation home following the procedure. Do not drive or operate machinery for at least 48 hours after your electrophysiology study.
  • It is recommended that you rest for 24 hours following the procedure.
  • Some patients might be admitted for an overnight stay in the hospital to ensure a complete recovery.
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