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Patient Education: Diseases Conditions Treatments & Procedures

Cardiac Catheterization


  • Once your test is complete, you will return to your room
  • Your doctor will remove the tube (sheath) and apply a clamp to the groin to prevent bleeding
  • You must remember to:
    • keep your head flat
    • keep your leg straight
    • try not to cough or sneeze
  • You will need to lie flat for approximately four to six hours and then you will be able to go home