You will need your Alberta Healthcare card and a piece of photo ID.
Bring current medications including insulin along with a list of your medications, a pair of slipper/sandals, glasses and the name and phone number of the person picking you up post procedure. Leave all valuables at home.
Your arrival time is scheduled so you have minimal time waiting for your procedure. However due to emergency activity we cannot plan unexpected delays.
The Cardiac Catheterization Lab is located in 2A6 at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Maz). From the east parkade, take the 2nd level pedway towards the Maz, proceed to the Patient Registration.
From the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station, take the escalator upstairs and use the second level pedway to cross 114th street to enter the University of Alberta Hospital. Head straight past the café and look for the signage to the Maz on your right hand side.
If entering through the main entrance of the Maz on the main floor, turn right and walk towards the elevators. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.
A healthcare team consisting of physicians and nurses will discuss your care and answer any questions you may have.
Once the procedure is complete you can expect to stay two to four hours. If you have an angioplasty, you may be kept in the hospital overnight and discharged the following day.
After the procedure and leaving the hospital, please arrange for a responsible adult to pick you up from 2A6 Cardiac Sciences Holding & Recovery Unit located on the 2nd floor as you will not be able to drive yourself home. If you live alone please arrange to stay with someone or have someone stay with you overnight for one night. If you live outside of Edmonton, please make arrangements to stay in the city overnight..