Post-operative care, particularly during the first 48 hours, is as important as the test occlusion in preventing complications. Hypotension must be prevented and blood pressure therefore continuously monitored. The patient is kept on flat bed rest for 24 hours and kept well hydrated. If symptoms develop, the blood pressure is elevated using inotropes. The patient's blood volume is expanded. If the patient remains asymptomatic, the bed head is elevated and the patient gradually mobilized over the next 5 days. Equally important is the prevention of embolic ischemia. Heparin is continued IV for 48 hours and aspirin commenced.
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