Instructions after cardiac catheterization

Apr 8, 2020

Instructions after cardiac catheterization

Apr 8, 2020

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What should you do after a heart catheterization?

You must adhere to the following three-day guidelines after making a catheter:

  • You should pray on a chair and avoid praying on the floor if the catheter is from the femoral artery.
  • You can shower with running water on the day after the catheterization, without rubbing the area of ​​the catheterization and drying it well after bathing, and keeping it dry and clean.
  • Do not apply any cream or paint to the catheterization area.
  • Do not drive a car.
  • You can climb up the stairs but slowly.
  • Do not carry heavy objects or engage in violent activities

Refer to the nearest emergency department in the following cases:

  • Increase in temperature.
  • Pain, numbness, swelling or severe cyanosis in the catheterization area.
  • When sudden bleeding occurs from the catheterization area