Loop Recorder Pre-Procedure Instructions

  • NPO: Please do not eat or drink anything other than water after midnight (or at least 8 full hours).  
  • If on Blood thinners (Warfarin, Xarelto, Eliquis, Pradaxa): Continue as usual and no need to hold.   
  • If on Aspirin or Plavix or Effient or Brilinta: Continue as usual and no need to hold.
  • Diuretics (Furosemide (Lasix), Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), Torsemide (Demadex), Spironolactone (Aldactone): Hold 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 expect to be at the clinic for about 30 minutes from check in to check out. 
  • You may need a ride home.   

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

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