Patient Evaluation and Preparation in Vascular and Interventional Radiology: What Every Interventional Radiologist Should Know (Part 2: Patient Preparation and Medications)

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2016 Apr;39(4):489-99. doi: 10.1007/s00270-015-1239-4. Epub 2015 Nov 25.


Performing an interventional procedure imposes a commitment on interventional radiologists to conduct the initial patient assessment, determine the best course of therapy, and provide long-term care. Patient care before and after an interventional procedure, identification, and management of early and delayed complications of various procedures are equal in importance to the procedure itself. In this second part, we complete the comprehensive, methodical review of pre-procedural care and patient preparation before vascular and interventional radiology procedures.

Keywords: Arterial intervention; Clinical practice; Non-Vascular interventions; Venous intervention.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Vessels / diagnostic imaging*
  • Clinical Competence
  • Contrast Media / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / chemically induced
  • Kidney Diseases / prevention & control
  • Preoperative Care
  • Radiology, Interventional / methods
  • Radiology, Interventional / standards*
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / standards*


  • Contrast Media