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Your First Visit

Preparing for your procedure

Thank you for choosing The Texas Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Please be sure to review the information you received regarding preparation for your procedure. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (847) 916-0606. 

  • Continue taking prescribed medications unless otherwise instructed.
  • Continue taking Aspirin, Plavix (clopidogrel), Effient, and Brilinta unless specifically instructed to stop.
  • If you take Insulin, only take a half dose the morning of the procedure, regardless of your scheduled procedure time. Do not take any other diabetes medication on the morning of the procedure.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure, including gum and candy. If your procedure is in the afternoon, you may eat a light breakfast the morning of your procedure.
  • Do not use tobacco products after midnight the night before your procedure.