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Vascular complications of early (3h) vs standard (6h) ambulation post-cardiac catheterization or percutaneous coronary intervention from the femoral artery.
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PMID:  25175522     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The optimal time of ambulation post cardiac catheterization (CC) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) done from the femoral artery is not well defined. The aim of this study was to determine whether early (3 hrs) ambulation post CC/PCI is as safe as standard (6hrs) ambulation time.
METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study comparing the vascular complications rate (bleeding, hematoma, pseudoaneurysm formation) among patients who underwent CC, alone or concomitant with PCI, from the femoral artery and who were ambulated after 3 or 6hrs.
RESULTS: The study population consisted of a total of 262 patients, 147 were ambulated after 3 hrs and 115 were ambulated after 6 hrs. There were no differences between the two groups with respect to age, gender, body mass index, prior history of cardiac events, as well as the indication for performing the current CC/PCI. The rate of vascular complications was similar between the two groups (2.7% vs 2.6%, p=0.97). All vascular complications were managed conservatively and non required surgical intervention.
CONCLUSION: In this retrospective observational study, both early (3hrs) and standard (6hrs) ambulation after CC/PCI from the femoral artery had a similar and low rate of vascular complications. Cardiac catheterization laboratories need to be encouraged to adopt an early ambulation policy post CC/PCI from the femoral artery to improve patient comfort and expedite patient discharge from the hospital.
Semaan Kobrossi; Hani Tamim; Habib A Dakik
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
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