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Bilateral forearm and hand compartment syndrome following thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7963391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient suffering from a cocaine-induced myocardial infarction was treated with thrombolytic therapy and developed acute bilateral compartment syndromes of the upper extremities and hands from bleeding due to attempted bilateral radial artery cannulation. He was treated with emergent decompression of the forearm compartments and intrinsic muscles of the hands and recovered excellent hand function without significant neurologic or muscular damage. The problems encountered in the management of this case are detailed, and recommendations for prevention and therapy are discussed.
W O Thomas; C N Harris; T F D'Amore; S W Parry
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:    1994 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-02     Completed Date:  1994-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of South Alabama School of Medicine, Mobile.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects
Compartment Syndromes / chemically induced*,  surgery
Monitoring, Physiologic
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*
Thrombolytic Therapy / adverse effects*

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