may also be carried out on an outpatient basis, depending on the
condition of the patient and the procedure to be done.
patient who has been given an outpatient angiography appointment,
will be asked to report to the angiography suite early in the
morning. In most instances, the procedure will be performed as the
first case of the day.
the patient will rest in a bed within the department where
continuous monitoring will be carried out. A few hours later,
usually in the afternoon, the wound will be inspected and the
bandage removed. The patient can then be discharged to return home,
with a smaller bandage in place.
the patient is advised to rest. Excessive movement of the legs is
discouraged until the next day when the bandage can be removed.
aspects of angiography
benefits of angiography must be weighed against the small risks of
ionizing radiation and iodine contrast media. If you have allergies
or asthma, a bleeding disorder or suspect you may be pregnant, it
may be preferable to postpone your angiographic study. If in
doubt, please speak to your radiologist or health care professional.
considerations of neurointerventional procedures are assessed on
a case-by-case basis