After Catheterization

 When the cardiologist is satisfied about the diagnosis, the catheters and the sheaths are removed. A nurse will press the area to seal the small hole in the artery. Later a dressing or a sandbag may be placed to help close the hole.

The patient must lie on his back for a few hours to prevent bleeding through the groin, but the patient can walk soon after. After a radial angiography, that is angiography done through the wrist, the patient can walk in a very short while.

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