Instructions for going home after the procedure

Going Home

A responsible adult MUST drive you home. You will not be discharged unless there is someone available to drive you home.

If you have more than a two-hour drive home, we suggest that you stay overnight in a hotel for your comfort. The Medical Concierge can help you make arrangements. Then have your family member drive you home the next morning, after you have rested.

During your drive home, stop every hour and walk for five to 10 minutes. If you are traveling home by plane, stand up to stretch your legs and walk in the aisle at least every hour.

Please ask your doctor when you can resume driving.

Please ask your doctor if you have any questions about cardiac catheterization.

Reviewed: 09/13
This information is about testing and procedures and may include instructions specific to Cleveland Clinic. Please consult your physician for information pertaining to your testing.