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THE BASICS AFTER ANGIOPLASTY
- Bruising or discoloration in the groin area where the catheter was inserted. This may extend along the inner thigh and up towards the abdomen. It may take 3 to 4 weeks to disappear.
- A small lump where the catheter was inserted. The lump should not increase in size.
- Soreness over catheter insertion site when pressed upon.
- Slight oozing of clear or pink-tinged liquid from the catheter hole for the first few days after the angioplasty.
- Tiredness and fatigue in the first few days after the procedure.
- Fleeting chest discomfort that lasts a few seconds is probably not important.cardiologist in UAE
WHAT IS ABNORMAL AND SHOULD BE REPORTED TO YOUR DOCTOR:
- 1.Chest pain or discomfort similar to what you felt before the angioplasty or similar to the discomfort you may have felt when the balloon was inflated in your artery during the procedure.
- 2.A lump in the groin that increases in size and/or is painful without touching the area.best cardiologist in DubaiLIFE
- If you smoke, stop immediately. Smoking causes cholesterol deposits to build in the blood vessels.
- Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. A dietician or your physician can instruct you further on this.
- If you are diabetic, stick to your diet and keep your blood sugar well controlled. If you have high blood pressure, keep your blood pressure controlled with prescribed medicines. Low salt diet is recommended for patients with high blood pressure or heart failure.
- If you are overweight, lose weight.
- Exercise ONLY as prescribed by your doctor. Aerobic exercises (walking, swimming, running, bicycling, etc) help condition the heart and blood vessels.
- Alcohol may be consumed in moderation only.