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What should a patient do if he or she bleeds after a cardiac catheterization?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Direct pressure & ER
Put lots of hard direct pressure over the bleeding point and go to the e r if outside the hospital asap.

In brief: Direct pressure & ER
Put lots of hard direct pressure over the bleeding point and go to the e r if outside the hospital asap.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cath
Bleeding post catheterization is less common with radial approach but can still happen.
The femoral approach more commonly has post procedural bleeding. Pressure over the wound site for 5-10minutes will usually stop the bleeding but if it does not. Pressure should be continued and the patient should go to the er to have further care and possibly repair of the wound.

In brief: Cath
Bleeding post catheterization is less common with radial approach but can still happen.
The femoral approach more commonly has post procedural bleeding. Pressure over the wound site for 5-10minutes will usually stop the bleeding but if it does not. Pressure should be continued and the patient should go to the er to have further care and possibly repair of the wound.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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