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Infection in the Femoral Region Associated with a Percutaneous Arterial Suture Device (Arterial Closure Device)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

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Description:

The use of an arterial suture or closure device after percutaneous arteriotomy for cardiac catheterization or angioplasty is associated with an increased rate of infection in the femoral region. The rate of infection following the use of manual compression is much lower.

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