Early experience with infectious complications of percutaneous femoral artery closure devices

Walter Pipkin, Colleen Brophy, Robert Nesbit, J. Sheppard Mondy

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Abstract

Percutaneous femoral artery closure devices are being used routinely after cardiac catheterizations. The use of these devices has been advocated to decrease length of stay, promote early ambulation, and prevent bleeding. We reviewed the use of these devices in our institution and report three cases of infectious complications (two pseudoaneurysms and one infected hematoma). Reports of infected pseudoaneurysms after cardiac catheterization before the implementation of these devices are rare. The use of these devices may be associated with an increased incidence of infected femoral pseudoaneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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