Preparations For Heart Surgery

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Preparations For Heart Surgery

  • Blood tests, ECG, chest x-ray and ECHO are mandatory tests.
  • Your doctor will explain all about the surgery, its risks and benefits. You can clarify any doubts you may have. You will then have to sign a consent form.
  • You will have to fast overnight. No water is permitted either.
  • Bathe or shower with anti-bacterial soap.
  • No makeup or nail polish is allowed.
  • You should not wear any jewellery, watch or carry any money.
  • You will be given a hospital gown to wear.
  • Keep the identity band on your wrist.
  • Follow the doctor’s advice regarding your usual medication.
  • The hair on your chest may be shaved.
  • Do not wear contacts, spectacles or dentures when coming for the surgery.