Iatrogenic forearm compartment syndrome in a cardiac intensive care unit induced by brachial artery puncture and acute anticoagulation.

@article{Shabat2002IatrogenicFC,
  title={Iatrogenic forearm compartment syndrome in a cardiac intensive care unit induced by brachial artery puncture and acute anticoagulation.},
  author={Shay Shabat and Avi Carmel and Yael Givon Cohen and Paul Sagiv and Vidal S. Barchilon and Avi Stren and Meir Nyska},
  journal={Journal of interventional cardiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={107-9}
}
A previously healthy patient developed late compartment syndrome in the cardiac intensive care unit after a brachial artery puncture due to acute heparinization after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stent implantation. The cardiologists recognized the problem and immediately consulted an orthopedic surgeon, who promptly performed surgery. The latter consisted of decompression and fasciotomy. The patient recovered excellent hand function without any… CONTINUE READING
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