What happens after an EP study?
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Modified on: Mon, 17 Feb, 2020 at 6:48 AM
- You will be able to go home on the same day as the procedure.
- You can ask your healthcare provider to give your pain medicine if you are experiencing severe pain.
- You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure.
- Your healthcare team may advise you to look for the signs of infection, bleeding or swelling at the incision site.
- Your healthcare team may ask you to avoid strenuous activities like lifting heavy objects more than 10 pounds for at least 1 week after the procedure.
- You can start your daily routine activities the following day after the procedure.
- Your healthcare team may ask you not to drive for 24 hours after the procedure.
- You can start eating and taking your medications 4-6 hours after the procedure.
- Your health care team may ask you to keep the affected leg straight without bending for 4-6 hours after the procedure as it prevents hematoma or bleeding at the incision site.
- You may remove any dressing or bandages at the catheter site after you return home.
- You may take a shower after you return home on the day of the procedure.
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