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What post-op care is recommended to patients of cardiac catheterization?
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Rest and fluids
Post cardiac cath.
Pts should rest and not lift greater than ten pounds or drive for 48 hrs. Drink plenty of water to flush out the dye and keep an eye on the access site for pain or color change. After 48 hrs if no isues are noted patient can resume normal activities. Meds such as glucophage or Coumadin (warfarin) special instructions for restarting will be given. Notify your dr if pain fever numbness etc.

In brief: Rest and fluids
Post cardiac cath.
Pts should rest and not lift greater than ten pounds or drive for 48 hrs. Drink plenty of water to flush out the dye and keep an eye on the access site for pain or color change. After 48 hrs if no isues are noted patient can resume normal activities. Meds such as glucophage or Coumadin (warfarin) special instructions for restarting will be given. Notify your dr if pain fever numbness etc.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Catheterization
After the procedure need to be careful of the wound site for several days to prevent bleeding.
Don't drive for at least 24hrs after cath. Check with cath staff for personalized instructions.

In brief: Catheterization
After the procedure need to be careful of the wound site for several days to prevent bleeding.
Don't drive for at least 24hrs after cath. Check with cath staff for personalized instructions.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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