Essay on Questions On The Health Care Provider

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Carotid Angioplasty With Stent, Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information about caring for yourself after your procedure. Your health care provider may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your health care provider if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE
After your procedure, it is common to have:
• Bruising at the catheter site. This usually fades within 1–2 weeks.
• A small amount of blood or clear fluid coming from your incision.
• Blood collecting underneath your skin (hematoma) around the catheter site. This may form a lump that you can see and feel. The lump may be sore and tender. This usually lasts for 1–2 weeks.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Medicines
• Take over-the-counter and prescription medicines only as told by your health care provider.
• If you were prescribed an antibiotic medicine, take it as told by your health care provider. Do not stop taking the antibiotic even if you start to feel better.
Incision Care
• Keep your incision area clean and dry.
• Follow instructions from your health care provider about how to take care of your incision. Make sure you:
○ Wash your hands with soap and water before you change your bandage (dressing). If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
○ Change your dressing…

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