Angiography through the femoral artery (groin): Caring for your child at home after the procedureAAngiography through the femoral artery (groin): Caring for your child at home after the procedureAngiography through the femoral artery (groin): Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyArteriesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z9.3000000000000063.0000000000000716.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after an angiography through the femoral artery (groin).</p><p>Your child has had an <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2440&language=English">angiography</a> through the femoral artery. This is a procedure using this artery in the groin as the main access point. The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>If your child has a fever greater than 38°C (100.4°F), a change in the colour of their limb, a growing bruise in the groin, throwing up that does not stop or severe pain, call their doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away.</li><li>Give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Your child should avoid any physical activity for seven to ten days after the angiography.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following symptoms:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Severe headache or throwing up (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a> where the catheter was inserted</li><li>Bleeding or swelling at the groin</li><li>A growing bruise at the groin</li><li>Change in the colour or temperature of the foot on the side of the body where the catheter was inserted; for example, if the foot turns a pale blue or is cool to touch</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>In most cases, children go home the same day as the procedure. This usually occurs about six hours after the procedure. Your child’s nurse will let you know when they are well enough to go home.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic </a>at (416) 813- 7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p>

 

 

 

 

Angiography through the femoral artery (groin): Caring for your child at home after the procedure3902.00000000000Angiography through the femoral artery (groin): Caring for your child at home after the procedureAngiography through the femoral artery (groin): Caring for your child at home after the procedureAEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyArteriesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z9.3000000000000063.0000000000000716.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after an angiography through the femoral artery (groin).</p><p>Your child has had an <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2440&language=English">angiography</a> through the femoral artery. This is a procedure using this artery in the groin as the main access point. The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>If your child has a fever greater than 38°C (100.4°F), a change in the colour of their limb, a growing bruise in the groin, throwing up that does not stop or severe pain, call their doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away.</li><li>Give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Your child should avoid any physical activity for seven to ten days after the angiography.</li></ul><h2>Dressing care</h2><p>If your child has a dressing or bandage on, you can remove it after 24 hours. There is no need to replace the bandage if it is accidentally removed before 24 hours.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower the day after the <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2440&language=English">angiography</a>. By this time, the dressing may be taken off, and the catheter entry site may be gently washed with soap and water.</p><h2>Meals</h2><p>If your child is feeling well enough after the <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1261&language=English">anaesthetic</a>, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure.</p><h2>Pain relief</h2><p>If needed, give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with your child's health-care provider first.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>After the <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2440&language=English">angiography</a>, your child will need to stay relaxed and comfortable. They will need to stay home from school or daycare and avoid any physical activity for 24 hours. Your child may go back to school 48 hours after the angiography.</p><p>Your child will also need to avoid playing sports (gym, riding a bike, playing in the park) for at least seven to ten days after the angiography. If you require a note excusing your child from any school or sport activity, your child's doctor can provide one for you.</p><h2>Radiation</h2><ul><li>Your child's procedure required the use of X-rays.</li><li>Radiation side-effects are extremely unlikely but can occur.</li><li>Please check your child's skin in the area of the exam for signs of redness or rash two to four weeks from the date of the procedure. Please speak to a nurse in the interventional radiology department if these signs occur.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following symptoms:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Severe headache or throwing up (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a> where the catheter was inserted</li><li>Bleeding or swelling at the groin</li><li>A growing bruise at the groin</li><li>Change in the colour or temperature of the foot on the side of the body where the catheter was inserted; for example, if the foot turns a pale blue or is cool to touch</li></ul><h2>Results</h2><p>The doctor who ordered the procedure will receive the results of your child's angiography. You will need to make an appointment with them to discuss the results.</p><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>In most cases, children go home the same day as the procedure. This usually occurs about six hours after the procedure. Your child’s nurse will let you know when they are well enough to go home.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic </a>at (416) 813- 7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p>Angiography through the femoral artery (groin): Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse