What to Expect After the Procedure
After the procedure, expect 4-6 hours of bed rest to avoid bleeding at the artery access site.
Because sedation is often utilized, you will likely not be able to drive yourself home. Be sure to arrange for transportation after the procedure.
Once home, you should avoid heavy lifting, stooping, or bending for 2 days to reduce the risk of bleeding at the arterial puncture site. Most other activities can be resumed.