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Margaret asked...

Tags: coronary , heart

I had a coronary angiography seven days ago, all was clear. I had cardiac catheterisation / right radial artery, from start to finish it was very painfull with some radial spasm.

My question being, I am still in pain from wrist to shoulder and I am in pain if I do not take pain killers, is this normal? Many thanks

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I am sorry to hear of the problems you have been having. To answer your question whilst it isn’t uncommon to experience some discomfort in the wrist and arm for a few days after radial artery catheterisation, it is less commonly seen a week after the procedure.

Under the circumstances it may well be prudent to contact your cardiologist to advise of your ongoing pain to enable an assessment as to the cause. I wish you the very best of luck.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.


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