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Risk Factors for Puncture Site Complications

Specialty:

Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Long intravascular catheters often have a large diameter and can make a significant opening the wall of a vein or artery. Certain risk factors may increase the risk of internal or external bleeding associated with placement or removal of an intravascular catheter.

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