Septic complications after cardiac catheterization and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

@article{McCready1991SepticCA,
  title={Septic complications after cardiac catheterization and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.},
  author={Robert Alan McCready and H Siderys and J N Pittman and G T Herod and Harold G. Halbrook and John W Fehrenbacher and Daniel J Beckman and David A Hormuth},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={170-4}
}
Septic complications after cardiac catheterization and percutaneous transluminal coronary artery angioplasty are distinctly uncommon. However, we have recently treated nine patients with sepsis and life-threatening complications after cardiac catheterization alone or after catheterization and subsequent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. The common denominator in all patients was either repeat puncturing of the ipsilateral femoral artery or leaving the femoral artery sheath in for… CONTINUE READING