After angiography, you will need to be observed and rest in bed for at least 4 hours. Your blood pressure, heart rate and puncture site will be monitored closely. During this time, you should:
- Listen to the instructions of the nurses caring for you.
- Do not bend your arm or leg (puncture area).
- Report any swelling, pain, bleeding, or discomfort, especially around the puncture area.
- Report any chest pain.
You will likely be discharged after observing for a few hours. You are encouraged to make prior arrangements for someone to bring you home, especially if you have been given sedatives. Some of your medications may be adjusted on discharge.