Aortic Mechanical valve - Carbomedics 23mm
- Mar 7, 2021
- Australia, NSW
How long till your surgery from the cath?So I had my cath today and they had a lot of trouble with the right wrist and had to go to the groin instead. After 6 hours of recovery my wrist blew up (hematoma) and had to painfully squeeze it down. No big deal in the grand scheme of things, but babying a wrist and a groin tonight. I’m hopeful there won’t be other ramifications with the wrist - clotting, IVs on surgery day?
I had my cath last tuesday and they had significant artery spasms which resulted in alot more meds and they changed the catheter size to a smaller one.
I had the same experience with the haematoma which the nurses pit pressure on. Took about 5 hours for the wrist cuff to come off for me.
They didnt have a option to go through the leg for me as i had a bleeding risk but i had some real pain for about 1 week.
I ended up going to the GP for endone which didnt do much to be honest.
As long as its not infected it will heal but go to the GP if it starts to swell again or shows infection signs.