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Angioplasty | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

The person is taken to a surgery recovery room to be monitored for a few hours. There is usually little pain after this procedure, but pain medication can be given if needed. The person needs to lie flat for a few hours after the procedure. In some cases, the individual can return home later the same day. In other situations such as when an angioplasty is performed during a heart attack, a hospital stay is often needed.

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Angioplasty: Home Care and Complications

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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