You will have to change into a hospital gown and lay on a radiographic table.
A nurse will start an intravenous line and you will be connected to an EKG and an oxygen monitor.
The area in your groin will be shaved, cleaned with a sterile solution, and then draped with sterile towels.
Numbing medicine will be given as well as intravenous sedation and pain medication.
The neuroradiologist will insert a catheter (small plastic tube) into the artery in your groin and this catheter will be advanced to the artery in the neck or head that is under investigation. To see the blood vessel a small amount of contrast (radiographic dye) will be injected and pictures will be taken. Several different vessels may be examined in different projections.
After finishing the procedure the radiologist will hold pressure on the puncture site in the groin to prevent bleeding.
ความคิดเห็นที่ 1 What happens after the procedure? After the procedure you will be moved back to the recovery room, where you will be laying flat. You will be encouraged to take oral fluids. The recovery period is 4 to 6 hours and then you will be able to return home with your companion.