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Cardiac Catheterization Aftercare Checklist

  • Do not drive for 48 hours after your procedure.
  • Don’t lift anything more than 15 pounds for the next two weeks.
  • Walk 10 to 15 minutes two times a day.
  • Call your cardiologist if you have a fever of 101 degrees or higher.
  • Call your cardiologist if you experience any bleeding or swelling at the site of your incision.
  • Schedule a follow-up office visit in two to four weeks with your cardiologist. Another follow-up office should be scheduled in three months.
  • Call your doctor if you have any problems or questions.