Title

Current approaches to retroperitoneal hemorrhage: Too little, too late.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2017

Publication Title

Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions

ISSN

1522-726X

Abstract

Retroperitoneal hemorrhage (RPH) arises in < 0.5% of patients undergoing percutaneous intervention, but is associated with high risks of morbidity and mortality. More than 50% of medical malpractice claims against interventional cardiologists are related to death and hemorrhage from vascular injury; delays in diagnosis and treatment are common. The current approach to RPH is characterized by "too little" to diagnose and "too late" to manage patients in extremis. Immediate CTA allows rapid diagnosis and triage to appropriate endovascular therapy, without delay.

Medical Subject Headings

Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary; Hemodynamics; Hemorrhage; Humans; Retroperitoneal Space; Retrospective Studies

Volume

90

Issue

1

First Page

112

Last Page

113

PubMed ID

28707444

DOI

10.1002/ccd.27168

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