Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Femoral neuropathy following cardiac catheterization for balloon mitral valvotomy|
|Keywords:||Cardiovascular System & Cardiology|
|Publisher:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY|
|Abstract:||Femoral neuropathy is a very rare complication of cardiac catheterization. We report an adult female who developed femoral neuropathy after undergoing cardiac catheterization through femoral vein for balloon mitral valvotomy. Neuropathy was confirmed by electromyography and nerve conduction studies and the patient showed spontaneous recovery over a course of 6 months. Use of prolonged digital pressure for post-procedural hemostasis is implicated as possible etiology. Such complications can be prevented by by minimising the procedural time, avoiding injury to the vessels and maintaining optimal posture of patient's thigh by limiting abduction and external rotation of hip. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Articles|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.