The Effect of Position Change and Bed-Rest Duration after Coronary Angiography on Vascular Complications
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : September 30, 2011,
4 (4); e7104
October 30, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
August 29, 2016
May 30, 2011
R, Afshar Mohammadiyan
M , Moghaddamniya
M T. The Effect of Position Change and Bed-Rest Duration after Coronary Angiography on Vascular Complications,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Improper positioning and excessive immobility has serious side effects on patients after angiography. The
present study tries to determine the effects of position change and bed-rest duration on vascular complications after
Methods: In a random clinical trial, 130 patients, who had undergone a coronary angiography via the femoral artery,
were randomly assigned into a test and a control group (each group consisting 65 participants). The patients in the test
group experienced position changes in four hours. For two hours, they rested with a sand bag in their bed. In the fourth
hour, they were allowed to leave the bed. The patients in the control group received routine treatment. Vascular
complications were investigated in both groups at regular intervals. The required samples were randomly taken from
among patients of “Research and Education Center of Rasht” in two months, in 1389. The collected data was analyzed
by applying descriptive and inferential statistics and also SPSS16 software.
Results: In the test group, bleeding occurred in one of the patients in the fourth hour. It also happened for one of the
patients of the control group immediately after coming to ward (p<0.315). In the second hour, in the test group,
hematoma occurred in one of the patients. It was also observed in one of the patients of the control group during the
first and the second hour (p<0.315). In the fourth hour, two cases of hematoma were observed among the patients of the
control group (p<0.154). The Fisher’s exact test proved no significant difference between the two groups.
Conclusion: In accordance with the findings of this study, position change and early ambulation after angiography do
not increase the risk of vascular complications, can bring patients some comfort, and result in their earlier discharge
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