Most people won’t need stiches. The doctor or nurse will cover the opening in your groin where the catheters went in (called the insertion site) with a small dressing. This area should heal and close in 1 to 2 days.
Most patients will be able to go home the same day as the procedure. In case you need to stay overnight in the hospital, please pack an overnight bag with your personal items. Don’t bring any valuables to the hospital.
Current as of: September 20, 2019
Author: Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network, AHS
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