Let Afi and ZoZo tell you about Cardiac Caths

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Common symptoms:

  1. You will need assistance getting out of bed. That’s okay, be sure to ask for it!

  2. You may need to pee more frequently, that’s normal!

  3. You can also expect a bruise where the catheter was put in; this should disappear within 2 weeks.

  4. It is also normal to feel tired the first two days after the procedure.

You want to tell your parents or doctor if:

  1. You see blood near the cath.

  2. You feel any numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes.

  3. You feel dizzy or your head begins to hurt.

  4. You have a fever.

  5. Or if there is something dripping from where the doctor inserted the cath.

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Check out what our friends at the American Heart Association have to say about cardiac caths!