How long is coronary angiogram recovery?

Most people feel fine a day or so after having the procedure. You may feel a bit tired, and the wound site is likely to be tender for up to a week. Any bruising may last for up to 2 weeks.

Is it normal to have bruising after an angiogram?

After an angiogram, your groin or arm may have a bruise and feel sore for a day or two. You can do light activities around the house but nothing strenuous for several days. Your doctor may give you specific instructions on when you can do your normal activities again, such as driving and going back to work.

What are the after effects of an angiogram?

Risks associated with cardiac catheterization and angiograms include:

  • allergic reactions to the local anesthetic, contrast dye, or sedative.
  • bleeding, bruising, or soreness at the insertion site.
  • blood clots.
  • injury to an artery or vein.
  • damage to the walls of the heart.
  • acute kidney failure.
  • infection.
  • irregular heartbeat.

How painful is an angiogram?

Will an angiogram hurt? Neither test should hurt. For the conventional angiogram you’ll have some local anaesthetic injected in your wrist through a tiny needle, and once it’s numb a small incision will be made, in order to insert the catheter.

Is it normal to have chest pain after an angiogram?

Approximately 20% of patients undergoing diagnostic angiography for the evaluation of chest pain are found to have a normal coronary angiogram. Although this finding is generally associated with a low risk of cardiac events, approximately half will continue to experience chest pain over the next 12 months.

Is wrist angiogram painful?

This is normal whether the access site is femoral (thigh/leg) or radial (arm). If you are still feeling discomfort or pain two or three days after the angiogram, it may just be taking a bit longer to dissipate, but you should report this to the cardiologist who did the procedure. I had a wrist angiogram on Wednesday.