With the miniaturization of diagnostic coronary catheters and meticulous post-procedural nursing care, puncture site complications are much reduced and patients can be mobilized earlier. Diagnostic coronary angiogram as a day procedure has been practiced worldwide. It can shorten hospital length of stay while improving patient satisfaction. During a pilot period of 6 months at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, we showed that in selected patients, similar procedure could be performed safely and more cost-effectively.
Chiu-Lai Fu, Michael Kang-Yin Lee, Miu-Ching Chan, Violet Lau, Safety and Feasibility of Diagnostic Coronary Angiogram as Day Procedure Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology 2002;10(3) https://doi.org/10.55503/2790-6744.1192