Skin Problems The routine cardiac catheterization usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. However, in order to start the procedure the patient must be given informed consent, taken to the catheterization lab and prepped and prepared with sterile drapes and other equipment; this may take 30 minutes by itself. After the catheterization is completed it may take another 30 minutes to finish placing the patient back on the stretcher, taking their catheter out and holding the groin until it is healed before they go back to their room.Complicated procedures may take up to 4-6 hours in patients who have birth defects or are undergoing therapeutic intervention such as coronary stenting or valve implantation or repair.
Lynnette C. Mock, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursUCSD Internal Medicine
9350 Campus Point
La Jolla, CA 92037
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- UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest
- UCSD Thornton Hospital
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