What should an Angio site feel like?

  1. When a patient has an angio, about 8 hours post procedure, should the site feel hard or soft?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   turnforthenurse
    The site should always be nice and soft. If it isn't, I would suspect a hematoma or a pseudo aneurysm. Was the patient c/o pain? What were their vitals like?

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  4. by   Esme12
    It should be soft and feel like the other groin.....if you have a question please seek the opinion of your charge or supervisor...if you are a patient we cannot offer medical advice...please call your nurse or PCP
  5. by   Nurse_
    It should be soft, a little tender but definitely not hard.
  6. by   turnforthenurse
    Quote from Esme12
    It should be soft and feel like the other groin.....
    A good point of reference is to check the other (unaffected) side of the groin.
  7. by   dianah
    There may be a small hematoma, which will be felt as a bump under the skin, near the site.
    This should recede in time.
    Otherwise, yes, the site should be soft and similar to the opposite groin.
  8. by   dandk1997RN
    Quote from em.frost
    When a patient has an angio, about 8 hours post procedure, should the site feel hard or soft?
    As others have said, soft, not puffy, a little tender maybe but if it is very sore, assess further for pseudoaneurysm and hematoma. Sometimes I can't feel anything but the pts severe pain on palpation has clued me in to probs. definitely look at the other groin- they should look virtually the same with the exception of the dressing and maybe a little bruising.

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