Cardioversion Pre-Procedure Instructions

  • NPO: Please do not eat or drink anything other than water after midnight (or at least 8 full hours). 
  • Blood thinners: Please DO NOT stop your blood thinner at any time unless instructed by your provider. 
  • Other heart medications: If you are on metoprolol or diltiazem or digoxin, please hold it the morning of the procedure. 
  • Insulin: ½ dose insulin the night prior to the procedure, no insulin morning of the procedure.  
  • Diabetic Medications: Please hold your diabetic medication the night prior or morning of the procedure.   
  • Length of Stay: You will probably be in the hospital for 3-4 hours. 
  • You will need a ride home, because you will be getting sedation for the procedure.  

If you have any further questions, please give us a call at 503-692-0405

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