Embolectomy and Thrombectomy

Care After

These instructions give you information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your doctor may also give you more specific instructions. Call your doctor if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE

  • Only take medicine as told by your doctor. Your doctor may give you medicine to thin your blood (blood thinners).

  • Tell your doctor if you have bruises, bleeding, or you throw up (vomit) blood. Tell your doctor if you have blood in your pee (urine) or poop (stools). Tell your doctor if your poop is black and tarry or red.

  • Keep all doctor visits as told.

  • Change your bandages (dressings) as told.

  • Do not swim, bathe, or shower unless your doctor says it is okay.

  • Do not smoke.

  • Only drink alcohol if your doctor says it is okay.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You have bleeding from the surgery site.

  • You have sudden pain in the foot, leg, hand, or arm.

  • You have sudden belly (abdominal) pain.

  • Your face droops, you feel weak on one side of your body, or you have trouble speaking.

  • You have bloody poop.

  • You throw up blood.

  • You suddenly feel short of breath, weak, or dizzy.

  • You have chest pain.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.