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Femoral artery complications after diagnostic procedures.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ
0007-1447
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
5876
Pages
396–399
Identifiers
PMID: 4730191
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Of 36 cases of arterial complications after femoral artery puncture 11 were excessive haemorrhage and 25 femoral artery occlusions. Soft arteries are more likely to tear than atheromatous ones, and this had occurred in 9 of the 11 patients. A high puncture, soft arteries, and a low cardiac output are important factors predisposing to thrombosis.An aggressive policy is recommended for treatment of both conditions.

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