Heart Cath
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JuniorSample posted:
What is involved in getting a Heart Cath, including procedure and recovery time ?
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

For good detailed info, see -

HeartSite

Cardiac Cath

http://www.heartsite.com/html/cardiac_cath.html


Additionally from the prestigious Mayo Clinic -

After the procedure

It usually takes several hours to recover from a cardiac catheterization. After your procedure is finished, you'll be taken on a gurney to a recovery room while the anesthesia wears off. This usually takes about an hour. The plastic sheath inserted in your groin, neck or arm will be removed soon after the procedure unless you need to stay on blood-thinning medication

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cardiac-catheterization/MY00218/DSECTION=what-you-can-expect

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