Pacemaker/ICD Implants 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): Unless instructed differently by your doctor
    • For new implants: Hold it for 3 days before procedure.  
    • For “battery change outs”: Just hold the day of the procedure. 
  • 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 will probably be in the hospital for 4-5 hours. You may even need to spend the night at the hospital and might consider packing an overnight bag. 
  • You will need a ride home.   

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

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