A: Wait for three months before having an MRI scan.
Q: Can I eat or drink prior to my cardiac catheterization procedure?
A: No, you should not eat or drink for six hours prior to your cardiac catheterization procedure.
Q: Do I need to take any additional medications after my stent procedure?
A: Take antibiotics prophylactically for dental work for three months.
Q: What level of activity can I resume after my stent procedure?
A: For at least one month, you should not perform any heavy physical activity.
Q: When can I expect to go home after my cardiac catheterization?
A: Most patients do not require pressure applied to the access site post-procedure, but may have a closure device applied instead. Patients are generally sent home two to four hours after their cardiac catheterization procedure.