How should I prepare for an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)?

You can prepare for an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR, also called "stent grafting") by doing the following:
  • Tell your doctor about all medications you take. This includes vitamins, over-the-counter remedies, and herbal supplements.
  • Tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
  • Ask about how to handle your medications. Your doctor might ask you to stop some medications for a certain amount of time before the procedure.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a cold, flu, or fever the day of the procedure.
  • Ask someone to drive you to and from the hospital.
  • Don't eat or drink after midnight the night before, if directed by your doctor. If your doctor allows it, have a liquid breakfast the morning of the procedure.

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