Vascular complications of coronary interventions

Cheri Davis, Sharon VanRiper, Jennifer Longstreet, Mauro Moscucci

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Vascular complications such as, hematoma, pseudoaneurysm, and arteriovenous fistula thai occur alter intracoronary or intracardiac procedures are responsible for considerable morbidity and some mortality. In addition, many of these complications result in considerable increases in hospital slays and in the costs associated with the procedures. A number of risk factors for vascular complications alter coronary interventions have been identified. They include excessive anticoagulation, use of femoral sheaths for extended lengths of time, multiple interventions during the same hospitalization, catheter insertion in the superficial or deep femoral artery, larger catheter size, and complex interventions such as stent deployment or atherectomy. Specific interventions have been identified that help to decrease procedural risk, improve early detection and prompt treatment of the vascular injury, anti prevent long-term disability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-127
Number of pages10
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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