Atherectomy/Angioplasty of Noncoronary Vessel
(Nonsurgical Revascularization of Noncoronary Vessel)
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Reasons for Procedure
- The artery may close again after the procedure
- Damage to the artery
- Chronic disease such as diabetes or obesity
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
Description of the Procedure
Immediately After Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
Average Hospital Stay
- You will need to lie flat for a period of time if the groin was used as an entry site.
- You may need to have pressure applied to the entry site to control bleeding.
- If you notice any swelling, bleeding, black and blue marks, or pain where the catheter was inserted, tell the nurse.
- You will be encouraged to drink a lot of fluids to flush the contrast material from your system.
- There will be a bandage over the puncture site. You may be prescribed a blood thinner, such as aspirin. Certain strenuous activities will be limited. Other activities, including exercises and fluid intake, may be encouraged. Your doctor will want to see you several days or weeks later.
- Washing their hands
- Wearing gloves or masks
- Keeping your incisions covered
- Washing your hands often and reminding visitors and healthcare providers to do the same
- Reminding your healthcare providers to wear gloves or masks
- Not allowing others to touch your incisions
Call Your Doctor
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge at the point of catheter insertion
- Signs of infection, including fever and/or chills
- Extreme sweating, nausea, or vomiting
- Leg or arm feels cold, turns white or blue, or becomes numb or tingly
- Extreme pain, including chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
Society for Vascular Surgery http://www.vascularweb.org
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
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Angioplasty and vascular stenting. Society of Interventional Radiology website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/content/interventional/angioplasty.htm. Updated August 31, 2012. Accessed May 3, 2013.
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- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO
- Review Date: 03/2014 -
- Update Date: 00/50/2014 -