A few days before your procedure:
Your Cardiologist may order blood tests if you are on certain medications, to make sure they are within acceptable levels. You may be asked to stop taking some medications before your procedure.
On the day of the procedure:
You are required to fast (i.e. no food or drink) for 6 hours prior to your procedure (If you are diabetic, please let our office know on (08) 9389 8658 so we can give you more specific instructions).
Please bring an overnight bag to the hospital – just in case you need to stay overnight for observation.
Please also arrange transport to and from the hospital, as you won’t be able to drive after the procedure.
If you live alone, please arrange for a friend or relative to stay overnight with you. If this is not possible, please notify our office on 9389 8658 before your procedure date.
For Mount Hospital Procedures: (Private patients)
When you arrive at the hospital, enter via the main entrance at 150 Mounts Bay Road, Perth 6000 and report to Admissions. From there you will be directed to the Ward. All enquiries should be directed to Mount Hospital on (08) 9327 1100. http://www.mounthospital.com.au/
For Fiona Stanley Hospital Procedures: (Public patients)
Once your Cardiologist identifies the need for you to have a procedure at Fiona Stanley Hospital, our office will send them a form requesting a procedure on your behalf. Once this is done, a staff member from Fiona Stanley Hospital will contact you with further information (please note that it may take up to 6 weeks for them to contact you). All enquiries should be directed to Fiona Stanley Hospital on (08) 6152 2222. http://www.fsh.health.wa.gov.au/