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Distal Limb Ischemia Associated with Intra-Arterial Catheter

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for distal limb ischemia associated with an intra-arterial catheter.

Specialty:

Anesthesiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Vascular Medicine, Vascular/Interventional Radiology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications, adverse effects

ICD-10:

I87.9, I99.9

Description:

Placement of an intra-arterial catheter into an extremity may be associated with distal ischemia. Although rare this can be devastating for the patient. Early diagnosis and aggressive management can be crucial in reducing late complications.

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