Angiography through the radial artery (wrist): Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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Learn how to care for your child at home after an angiography through the radial artery (wrist).

Key points

  • If your child has a fever greater than 38°C (100.4°F); a change in the colour of their limb; a growing bruise; increased swelling or worsening pain in the forearm, wrist, or fingers; or throwing up that does not stop, call their doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away.
  • Give your child acetaminophen for pain.
  • Your child should immobilize the upper limb/wrist with the provided splint overnight.
  • Your child should not lift anything greater than 2 kg for 72 hours and should not text with, flex or bend the procedure-site hand for 12 hours.
Last updated: November 16th 2020