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Moving to the Recovery Room After Cardiac Catheterization

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Presentation: Cardiac Catheterization
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After your procedure you will be moved to a recovery room where you will be monitored closely.
While resting, you will be asked to keep your leg or arm straight. Your healthcare provider will encourage you to drink fluids during your recovery and for the next 24 hours. This helps flush the dye from your system, and should increase your need to urinate.
Your leg or arm may begin to feel sore when the numbing medicine wears off at the catheter entry site. Keep in mind that pain medicine can be given if you feel discomfort.
Remember that your healthcare providers want you to recover without any problems, so be sure to report anything that feels abnormal or "not right."

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