Heart Disease Community
Extreme bruising after catheter ablation
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Extreme bruising after catheter ablation

I recently underwent a catheter ablation and had complications after the incision site started bleeding internally. I was readmitted to the hospital to correct the problem and after treatment and a couple of ultrasounds, was pronounced "fixed". I have so much bruising on my leg and the leg is so swollen. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help reduce the swelling. I asked the Dr. and he suggested heat for the pain but I thought cold reduced swelling. Are there exercises that I can do also or maybe massages? The leg is so tight and uncomfortable.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
976897 tn?1379171202
Anything you do won't help much, apart from maybe keeping the leg slightly elevated for a while. I would be careful of exercising for a few days, you want that artery to heal properly.
Blank
1089281 tn?1314571114
I had an ablation and it took my leg about 4 weeks to get pretty much well. They hit a lymph node in my leg.. was sore and black to my knee.. just takes a little time.. claytex
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on advanced niTD
Apr 28
4730868 tn?1362623278
Blank
Theobaldm1989 commented on advanced niTD
Apr 28
17568 tn?1424977159
Blank
Cindy Is DISAPPOINTED!! Where a... Comment
Apr 28
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank