Discharge Info after your Angiogram/Stent

What to do next:

  1. Follow the advice from the Hospital Nursing staff re: driving and wound/access site management.
    • If you have any concerns or issues, call our office on 07 5414 1100
  2. Visit: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au
    • Healthy eating: advice on a “heart healthy diet”, with recipes.
    • Healthy living/exercise: advice on keeping active and who to exercise.
    • “After my heart attack”: advice and information on what to do next.
  3. Enroll in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program:
    • Programs on the Sunshine Coast are located at:
      •  Buderim Private Hospital, Buderim
      • Selangor Hospital, Nambour
      • Noosa Private Hospital
      • Eden Rehab Hospital.
  4. Medicines: make sure you are compliant with (don’t miss) any medicines you have been prescribed.
    • Blood thinners (such as aspirin plus clopidogrel/ticagrelor): these medicines stop clots and reduce heart attacks.
    • “Statins”: reduce inflammation and cholesterol in your heart arteries and have been proven to reduce the chance of another cardiac event.
    • Treat high blood pressure and diabetes if present.
  5. Follow up with your GP and SC Heart Specialist.
    • Follow up with your GP within a week from your procedure.
    • An appointment is usually scheduled with your specialist 4-6 weeks post procedure.
  6. Follow up with SCHS Practice Nurse.
    • Please call to make an appointment in the SCHS Practice Nurse’s weekly clinic if you have any post procedure concerns.
  7. Chest pain action plan: follow your heart specialists advice
  8. Urgent Concerns:
    • Chest pain: if it is an emergency, call 000. Follow your chest pain action plan.
    • Our SCHS Interventional Cardiologists provide a 24/7 365 acute heart attack service.
    • Direct admissions to The Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital (SCUPH) or Buderim Private Hospital (BPH).
      After hours: contact the hospital directly: request admission as a priority SCHS patient.