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Comparison of complications in percutaneous coronary intervention patients mobilized at 3, 4, and 6 hours after femoral arterial sheath removal

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Sandra Walker, C Jen, F McCosker, Sonja Cleary
The purpose of this research study was to explore groin complication rates of patients mobilized at 3, 4, and 6 hours after femoral arterial sheath removal following a percutaneous coronary intervention procedure. Participants were recruited from those undergoing coronary angioplasty and coronary stent placement at a large public hospital in Brisbane, Queensland. Participants were randomly allocated to the 3, 4, or 6 hourly mobilization group. After removal of the femoral arterial sheath and again the next day, participants' groins were assessed for evidence of complications including hemorrhage, hematoma formation, and pseudoaneurysm. The results showed that the length of bed rest after arterial sheath removal had no significant effect on bleeding (F304 = 5.39, P = 0.21) or hematoma formation (F304 = 0.258, P = 0.612) at the groin puncture site for participants who mobilized at either 3, 4, or 6 hours after percutaneous coronary intervention arterial sheath removal.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

23

Issue

5

Start Page

407

End Page

413

Number of Pages

7

ISSN

0889-4655

Location

Philadelphia PA, USA

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); Queensland Health;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of cardiovascular nursing.

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CQUniversity

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