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Is it normal to have some groin discomfort 8 days after a heart cath? Also what are the odds of developing a clot after a heart cath if never had one

Is it normal to have some groin discomfort 8 days after a heart cath? Also what are the odds of developing a clot after a heart cath if never had one

Groin pain: You may have a small knot in the groin causing pain if there is swelling or moderate discoloration or pain in the lower leg see your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Cardiac Catheterization (Definition)

A cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which an interventional cardiologist accesses an artery. Usually it is the femoral artery but now radial artery access is becoming more common. Once successful, the cardiologist will thread a wire into your coronary vessels. Once there, they will inject dye into the arteries to see if ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Get a pedometer and walk at least 10,000 steps daily
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Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent .3 weeks post op still has hard swelling.Is this bad?

Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent .3 weeks post op still has hard swelling.Is this bad?

Not necessarily: 2 intervention via one femoral artery, can cause scar tissue, but be in touch with your cardiologist and he might order a doppler from the site. ...Read more

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How long does soreness last from heart cath done this past thursday & looks like some beat me as have large area of bruise on groin and upoer leg?

How long does soreness last from heart cath done this past thursday & looks like some beat me as have large area of bruise on groin and upoer leg?

Bruising is common: Typically soreness should last only a few days whereas bruising might persist for weeks. Reabsorption of blood between facial layers takes time (the cause of the bruising). If femoral nerve trauma or irritation is present the pain in the groin might persist for some time ( neuropathic). ...Read more

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Avoid saturated fats
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Walk 1-2 miles
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How long does soreness last from recent heart cath and is it normal to have huge bruises in groin and leg at site of cath?

How long does soreness last from recent heart cath and is it normal to have huge bruises in groin and leg at site of cath?

Huge? Not the norm: But possible - a bruise might form at the catheter insertion site, and the area may feel sore or tender for about a week. Let your doctor know if you have problems such as: a constant or large amount of bleeding at the insertion site that can't be stopped with a small bandage. Unusual pain, swelling, redness at or near the insertion site. Talk to your doctor about activity restriction. ...Read more

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How long does soreness last from heart cath done 3 days ago and why huge bruising at groin leg site of the cath?

How long does soreness last from heart cath done 3 days ago and why huge bruising at groin leg site of the cath?

Not uncommon: It's not uncommon to be soar at the cath site. Discoloration is also typical as i little bit of bleeding at the site will cause a black and blue area. I would give the soarness a week to ten days to resolve before getting worried about it. ...Read more

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My friend got heart valve surgery and has been experiencing groin pain?

My friend got heart valve surgery and has been experiencing groin pain?

Eval: If the heart was accessed in any way through the groin, then it is possible to have soreness, but usually in heart valve surgery groin access is not needed. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac is also known as Heart. Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more

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