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A 67-year-old female asked:

Patient got up immediately after a balloon angioplasty, started to get dressed (patient was confused), what complications could we be looking at?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Probably none: The only problem would be bleeding from the puncture site or a pseudoaneurysm . If the surgeon used a closure device at the puncture site then probably no problem.
Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 59 years experience
Bleeding : Possibly bleeding or dizziness or pseudo aneurysm !
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 36 years experience
Up after pasty: If there was not swelling or complaint of pain at the puncture site then no adverse event likely came from getting up so soon.

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