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Most patients will have most of their preoperative medication continued after the operation although their dosages may be slightly altered.

Common drugs to continue are:

  • Blood thinners or Antiplatelets – (Aspirin or Clopidogrel)
  • Blood lowering drugs – (Beta blockers, ACE-inhibitors, or calcium channel blockers)
  • Cholesterol lowering drugs – statins
  • Diuretics (water tablets)
  • Diabetic medication – if diabetic
  • Asthma medication – if asthmatic

Common additional medications include:

  • Pain killers (Paracetamol and codeine)
  • Formal anticoagulation (Warfarin, NOAC’s)
  • Antiarrhythmics (Amiodarone, Digoxin)

These will be relayed on your discharge summary to your GP and cardiologist for their follow-up information.