An audit of vascular surgical intervention for complications of cardiovascular angiography in 2324 patients from a single center
Agaba, A. E., Hardiment, K., Burch, N. and Imray, C. (Chris). (2004) An audit of vascular surgical intervention for complications of cardiovascular angiography in 2324 patients from a single center. Annals of Vascular Surgery, Vol.18 (No.4). pp. 470-473. ISSN 0890-5096Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10016-004-0041-6
This study examines the incidence and outcome of complications requiring, surgical intervention in a major vascular unit serving interventional radiology and interventional cardiology. Between April 2000 and March 2001, 2324 patients underwent angiographic examinations (male/female = 1579:745, mean age = 68 years, range 45–88). In non-stent patients, a 4-or 5-mm French (4-mm F, 5-mm F) guage nonheparinized arterial catheter was used, and in patients requiring stents a 6- or 7-mm French guage catheter was used. Pressure was applied to the puncture site for up to 6 min. Fifteen complications requiring vascular surgical procedure were recorded during in-hospital follow-up (9 males, 6 females). Our early operative (30-day) mortality rate was 0.086%. Although the number of major complications requiring surgical intervention after interventional or diagnostic cardiovascular radiology is diminishing, vigilance in these cases is still required. Where possible, a small catheter with a J-shaped guidewire should be used and prolonged compression should be brought to bear on the puncture site.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Metabolic and Vascular Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Annals of Vascular Surgery|
|Page Range:||pp. 470-473|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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