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What are the risks if a nurse took blood from an artery instead of a vein by accident?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine

In brief: Risk

If there was going to be a problem it would be in a short time after draw.
There is risk of arterial embolus after an arterial blood draw. However, I have never seen one in 20 years.

In brief: Risk

If there was going to be a problem it would be in a short time after draw.
There is risk of arterial embolus after an arterial blood draw. However, I have never seen one in 20 years.
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