S T DiMattia

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PURPOSE Retroperitoneal hematoma is an unusual, but potentially serious, complication after cardiac catheterization. The predisposing factors, typical presentation, and clinical course of this iatrogenic complication are identified, and the role of surgery in its treatment is defined. METHODS A retrospective review of 9585 femoral artery catheterizations(More)
PURPOSE Neuropathy is a rare, but potentially morbid, complication of cardiac catheterization. In this study, we report the incidence of this complication and describe its clinical presentation, cause, and natural history. METHODS Between 1988 and 1993, 9585 cardiac catheterizations were performed at this institution. Patients in whom femoral neuropathy(More)
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