A member asked:

What is the healing period after a cardiac angiogram?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Depends: If a stent is placed, they'd like you to take it easy for a week or two. If not and all is well, you are good to go next day unless you are a wwf fighter, high cable walker, or a belly dancer, because your groin will be sore for a couple days.

Answered 12/9/2013


Dr. Elden Rand answered

Specializes in Cardiology

7 days depending: From the procedure itself, healing time is primarily due to closing the little hole in your artery - typically i say 7 days no lifting heavier than 10 lbs (like a milk jug). If you have an intervention with stent placment, the mobility restriction is still there for about a week, but it can take over 1 year for the stent to completely heal in place.

Answered 11/23/2012



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