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Stroke and pulmonary embolism following manual and bandage compression after bleeding from a common femoral artery access site.
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PMID:  22051993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Manual compression (MC) is required to seal a common femoral artery (CFA) access site after endovascular intervention unless a mechanical closure device is used. Herein we report previously unpublished complications following MC of a CFA access site: stroke (embolism through a patent foramen ovale) and pulmonary embolism. These were a T thrombosis of the internal carotid artery combined with multi pulmonary embolisms and a case of pulmonary embolism. No thrombophilic conditions or other possible causes of venous emboli could be demonstrated in either case by laboratory tests or color-Duplex ultrasound. These were the only two cases of pulmonary and cerebral embolism seen at our university tertiary referral center, over a five-year period. This short report considers the potential risk factors as well as a prevention policy for these complications.
E Chisci; F Setacci; M Giubbolini; G De Donato; C Setacci
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  849-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, University of Siena, Siena, Italy -
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