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How common is it for the femoral artery to be punctured during a heart cath and then need surgery to repair?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Uncommon

Femoral artery aneurysm or pseudoaneuyrsm formation at the site of left heart catheterization is very uncommon, less than 1% of cases in the hands of an experienced interventional cardiologist.

In brief: Uncommon

Femoral artery aneurysm or pseudoaneuyrsm formation at the site of left heart catheterization is very uncommon, less than 1% of cases in the hands of an experienced interventional cardiologist.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 1%

Bleeding at the puncture site occurs at approximately 1% of femoral catheterizations.
There is a recent trend which originated in europe to perform cardiac catheterization from the radial artery approach. This almost completely eliminates the risk of bleeding from the puncture site.

In brief: 1%

Bleeding at the puncture site occurs at approximately 1% of femoral catheterizations.
There is a recent trend which originated in europe to perform cardiac catheterization from the radial artery approach. This almost completely eliminates the risk of bleeding from the puncture site.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Thank
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