In the United States, the driving regulations for heart patients vary, depending on the state where you live or are traveling. Therefore, it is important to check with the interventional cardiologist who will be performing your cardiac catheterization procedure and with your primary care physician regarding your ability to drive after the procedure. If you have any doubts, you can also check with your state’s motor vehicle department to obtain information about how soon you can drive after the procedure.
- Q What happens before ambulatory telemetry begins?
- Q How do I take care of my ambulatory telemetry equipment?
- Q What tests are used to assess cardiovascular risk?
- Q What should I do after my ambulatory telemetry monitoring period?
- Q How will the doctor check my heart during a routine exam?
- Q What questions should I ask before having a heart catheterization?