Patient Comments: Cardiac Catheterization - Recovery


What happened during your recovery after cardiac catheterization? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Queen Mother, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

I had cardiac catheterization done yesterday. Thankfully no blocked arteries. My groin area is a little sore second day in but overall all is well. Drinking plenty of fluids and resting is the key. Follow directions of your doctor.

Comment from: Jane, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: January 17

I had a heart catheterization last week, and still bruised and sore in groin area. I am still constipated with abdominal cramps.

Comment from: gunneysgt01, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 23

I had an emergency cardiac catheterization on 09/21/15 and they found 2 blockages in the left side of my heart. They cleared one of the blockages, and the other was not that serious but still needs to be watched closely. I still have a lot of pain 12 hours after the procedure.

Comment from: Woody, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 21

I had a cardiac catheterization a week ago today. I am black and blue in the groin still.


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