Myocardial Biopsy (cont.)
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What Can I Expect During a Heart Biopsy?
What Can I Expect After a Heart Biopsy?
After a heart biopsy, firm pressure will be held over the area where the catheter was inserted to stop the bleeding. You will be monitored for a few hours after the procedure.
Before you go home, a health care provider will tell you how to care for the wound site and when you can return to your regular activities.
A responsible adult must drive you home after the procedure. The medication given during the procedure makes it unsafe for you to drive or operate machinery.
When the results of the heart biopsy are available, your doctor will discuss them with you.
Please ask your doctor if you have any questions about heart biopsy.
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