When you arrive to the cardiology day ward you will be admitted by one of the nursing staff who will go through an assessment with you and complete various procedures such as an ECG and inserting an IV access in your arm to allow for medications to be given.
You will be asked to wear a hospital gown as you wait for your procedure.
Before your procedure you will be seen by a doctor who will discuss the procedure in detail and ask you to sign a consent form. This gives you an opportunity to ask questions. Please use the space at the back to write down any questions you may have.
Procedures are carried out between 9am and 5pm. Your appointment time is given to allow adequate time to prepare you for the procedure – this time is not the time of your procedure.
Please note that we operate an emergency heart attack service from our department at the Royal Free Hospital. These patients need immediate treatment and must take priority. This can cause unavoidable delays. We try to avoid disruption as much as possible but as a result we cannot guarantee the exact time of your procedure. We will keep you informed if there are any changes to the schedule.
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