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Preparing for the Catheterization


  • You may have blood tests, an EKG and possibly a chest x-ray.
  • Your nurse will start an I.V.
  • You may be given a mild sedative. 
  • Please wear your hearing aid if you have one. You may keep your dentures in and wear your eyeglasses.
  • Please empty your bladder as contrast dye causes the kidneys to produce urine.
  • Some medicines may be given to protect to protect your kidneys from the contrast dye.
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