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After Angiography

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.


Seek care immediately if:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

What to expect after angiography:

You may have a bruise or swelling where the catheter went into your skin. The area may be sore or tender. These symptoms are normal and should go away in a few days.

Wound care:

Drink liquids as directed:

Liquids will help flush the contrast liquid out of your body. Ask how much liquid to drink after your procedure, and which liquids to drink. Your healthcare provider may tell you to drink extra liquids for 1 or 2 days after your procedure.


For the first 12 hours, go slowly and be careful. Rest as needed. Do not climb stairs, drive, bend, or lift heavy objects. These activities may put too much pressure on the catheter site and increase your risk for bleeding. Ask your healthcare provider when you can return to your normal activities.

Follow up with your doctor as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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