Post Radiofrequency Ablation Discharge Instructions

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You will need a 4-6 week follow-up appointment with us, please call 480-246-3000 to schedule this appointment if one was not made for you at the time of your discharge from the hospital.


Call if you experience:
  • Significant redness, heat, swelling, drainage or severe pain at your puncture site. If any bleeding occurs, hold direct pressure at the site until the bleeding stops and then call our office.
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher.
  • Chest pain or shortness of breath.
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness or palpitations.


DO:
  • Shower as usual, even on the day of discharge. Don’t scrub the puncture site, wash gently with soap and pat dry.
  • Continue to take medications unless told otherwise at discharge.
  • Avoid vigorous exertion/exercise for 4 days.


DON'T:
  • Do not take a tub bath, Jacuzzi or swim for 2 days.
  • Do not lift over 5-10lbs. for 3 days.
  • NO DRIVING FOR 24 HOURS AFTER THIS PROCEDURE.