The patient should inform the doctor about the present medications he/she is taking. Cardiac patients should inform if they are using medicines like Ecosprin, Clopilet etc. Considering the age and health condition of the patient, examinations like blood test, X-ray, ECG are required before the surgery. If the surgery date is fixed in advance, the patient should get admitted the day before. Food and drink should not be consumed from midnight onwards. Even water should not be drunk on the morning of the surgery. The patient can have a bath.