Femoral Artery Closure After Cardiac Catheterization

Hamel, Wallace J.
February 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p39
Academic Journal
The article discusses the benefits resulting from percutaneous cardiac interventions quickly restoring blood flow to the heart. It describes how femoral artery closure devices work, the potential vascular complications that may occur with their use, and the recommended time to ambulation and discharge. After diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, it is noted that femoral artery closure devices offer quicker time to hemostasis, ambulation, and discharge than does manual compression.


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