Sayre, Pennsylvania 18840


The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and effects of fasting or not fasting overnight before a cardiac catheterization (heart procedure). The study will compare patients who have nothing to eat after midnight before the procedure to those who are allowed to eat or drink before the procedure.

Study summary:

For years it has been common to have patients fast before a cardiac catheterization. It is believed that fasting may lower the risks of upset stomach, vomiting, and aspiration (stomach contents going to the lungs). New findings show that fasting before the procedure may not be needed. This study will look at the safety and possible benefits of not fasting.


Inclusion Criteria: - Subjects who are planned for coronary angiogram or percutaneous intervention, either as outpatients or inpatients Exclusion Criteria: - Subjects undergoing emergent procedures or requiring post procedure emergent cardiothoracic surgery - Pregnant Women - Prisoners



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Daniel Sporn, MD
The Guthrie Clinic

Daniel Sporn, MD

Backup Contact:

Laura Fitzgerald, MPH
Phone: 570-887-4656

Location Contact:

Sayre, Pennsylvania 18840
United States

Daniel Sporn, MD

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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