Walk This Way: Early Ambulation After Cardiac Catheterization--Good for the Patient and the Health Care System

Chhatriwalla, Adnan K.; Bhatt, Deepak L.
December 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2006, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p1535
Academic Journal
The article discusses on the positive effects of early ambulation towards the health care system in patients who undergo cardiac catherization. It was reported that low incidence of vascular complications were exhibited in patients who use manual compression to achieve homeostasis after sheath removal and ambulation following one hour bed rest. Research showed that randomized trial of vascular closure devices is a potential protocol to ensure patient safety and reduce hospitalization costs.


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