Coronary ct angiogram 1008 update
Coronary CT Angiogram (CTA)
Coronary CTA is one of the most reliable non-invasive procedures for evaluating the heart and
coronary arteries. The focus of this study is to determine if there is any narrowing of the arteries,
due to atherosclerosis.
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT MANY INSURANCE COMPANIES DO NOT
PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THIS EXAM. VERIFICATION WITH YOUR INSURANCE
COMPANY REGARDING YOUR PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY IS ADVISED.
(approximately 10 minutes)
When you arrive, you will register and answer questions asked by the receptionist. You will need
to sign a consent for your procedure and for the administration of a contrast agent. PATIENT PREPARATION
(to complete at home)
You will not be allowed to eat 4 hours prior to your arrival time. You may continue and are encouraged to drink water or clear juices until the time of your
procedure. No caffeinated drinks for 24 hours prior to exam. Please do not exercise the morning of your exam.
You may take your usual medications the day of unless otherwise notified. Please follow instructions for the oral beta-blocker and pre-medications of contrast (dye)
Women are advised to wear a bra that does not contain an under wire or hooks. If not
possible, you will be asked to change into a gown.
Personal piercing body jewelry should be removed prior to your arrival.
(approximately 30-45 minutes depending on your heart rate)
You will have an I.V. started, have your blood pressure checked and your heart rate monitored.
EKG patches will be put onto your chest for the scan.
You will have 5 sets of images preformed, while holding your breath for 10-12 seconds each
time. The last set of images will be with the contrast infusing, this may make you feel warm all
over, and passes quickly. Your I.V. will be removed and your test is complete. Results will come
from your ordering physician in approximately one week. POST PROCEDURE CARE
You are encouraged to drink additional fluids to help excrete the contrast from your system.
Water and juice are the preferred fluid.
Coronary CT Angiogram (CTA)
FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS ONLY
You may need a follow-up renal function blood test done at your physicians’ office.
Recommended time off Metformin based
diabetic medications such as Metformin,
Glucophage, Glucovance, or Avandamet is 24-48 hours
. Once your lab work results are
checked with your physician, their office should let you know when to resume that medication. PLEASE CALL YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU NOTICE
Shortness of breath Hives (raised red/white spots) Difficulty swallowing
You may be experiencing a contrast reaction. Your physician needs to be notified if you experience a reaction and will decide the appropriate care needed for you.
YOUR PROCEDURE IS SCHEDULED FOR:
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