Did your cardiologist prescribe
an angioplasty or coronary angiography ?
Follow these steps :
1. Make an APPOINTMENT with the ICPC Turin secretary’s office
Make an appointment with the medical secretary :
- on the 1st floor
- by phone at : 01 40 08 85 50
2. APPOINTMENT WITH THE ANAESTHETIST
The ICPC Medical Secretary will schedule an anesthesia appointment for you when you call. Even if your coronary angiography only requires local anesthesia, a consultation with an anesthesiologist at least 48 hours before the procedure is required. Bring your blood test result, lastest checks up and your potential medical prescriptions.
You arrive at the admissions on the ground floor of the clinic, take a ticket at the terminal by registering your name and the HOSPITALISATION or OUTPATIENT service. Wait a moment, the assistants will call you.
To register, please make sure you have :
- Your ID
- a means of payment (credit card, cash or cheques)
Clinic staff will tell you which department you need to go to in order to prepare for the procedure :
- outpatient department (2nd floor)
- the hospitalisation service (5th floor)
You arrive on the 2nd floor of the Turin Clinic, in the outpatient service :
Make sure you have :
- Your previous tests, your last blood test and last x-rays,
- Your blood group card.
The nurse will set you up in a room :
- You can change in a dressing room,
- The nurse will ask you a few questions,
- It is necessary to remain fasting until the operation, even if the wait time seems long,
- A blood sample can be taken if the preoperative check-up could not be carried out beforehand as well as an electrocardiogram.
For the operation, a nurse will accompany you to the operating theatre on the ground floor. On average, you will stay 2 to 3 hours in this department.
When you return to the outpatient department, you will have a compression bandage that will be loosened after one hour and then removed two hours later. The nursing staff will offer you something to eat.
You will stay in the outpatient department for 4 hours for observation. If all goes well and you have someone to accompany you, you can return home once your medical file has been given to you.
A nurse will call you the next day to make sure everything went well.
You arrive on the 5th floor of the Clinic at the hospitalisation department :
Make sure you have :
- Your previous tests, your latest blood and radiological tests,
- Your blood group card,
- Your treatment instructions,
- Medications, if possible in their boxes,
- Your nightwear, your toiletries, your towel (a secure safe is available in each room for your personal belongings).
The nurse will set you up in your room. You can change into the operating theatre outfit in peace and quiet. They will perform some tests :
- Blood pressure test, electrocardiogram, blood test,
- Shaving of hairs on the wrist and/or groin,
- You must absolutely remain fasting until the operation.
For the operation, you will go down to the operating theatre on the ground floor, you will spend 2 to 3 hours in this department.
When you return to your room, the nursing staff will offer you something to eat. You will not be able to get up for 4 hours.
Visitors are allowed between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., children under 12 years old are not allowed and only 2 people may visit at a time.
The next day, the patient leaves the hospital between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. after the cardiologist performs a consultation in the room and submits your medical file and the (blue) discharge form to admissions. You must have someone to accompany you.
When you leave, don’t forget to go to admissions to finalise your file.