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When can someone return to work after a cardiac catheterization

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on what was done (ie just pictures or how many stents), was it done for a heart attack or electively, how was it done (groin or wrist), were t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: If there is no significant pathology found, most peoplr can be back to work in 2 days.
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A female asked:
Dr. Eugene Yang
23 years experience Cardiology
I : I generally advocate that people take at least a few days off. The main concern is bleeding from the site of catheterization. Heavy lifting and acti ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Not a big problem: Unless there is a complication, your leg where the catheter was inserted might be sore for a few days. Otherwise, there should not be a problem. A bru ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The test is done for various reasons such as to look at the coronary arteries or to evaluate valves. No blockages in the arteries, normal pressures, n ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
None: When catheterization goes well, there should not be any symptoms. Some patients get a soreness at the access site which should go away within hourse ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Direct pressure & ER: Put lots of hard direct pressure over the bleeding point and go to the e r if outside the hospital asap.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The usual risk of the procedure is 1 to 2 in 1000 of a serious complication , including death.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
If AOK, not long: If the procedure was uncomplicated, a few days should suffice. The real issues are often psychological, with partners being afraid of hurting the pat ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
Alive: We don't do cardiac catheterizations on the dead.

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