What happens before a bronchoscopy?

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After you check into the hospital for a bronchoscopy, a nurse will meet with you to review your medical conditions and medications. An intravenous (IV) line will be placed in a vein in your arm. You will proceed to the procedure room, where your blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen level will be carefully monitored. A sedative will also be administered through your IV. You will soon feel drowsy but will remain awake and able to cooperate throughout the procedure, which typically takes about 15 to 60 minutes.

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