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Heart Catheterization

What Happens After the Heart Catheterization?

A heart catheterization will last for approximately one hour. Once the procedure is complete, your healthcare provider will take out the catheter and then the introducer. You may feel some discomfort as the introducer is removed and pressure is applied to the site. While applying pressure, your healthcare provider can briefly discuss the preliminary findings with you. Several techniques can be used to stop any bleeding at the catheter entry site. Your healthcare providers will tell you which method they will use.
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