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 OJCD  Vol.5 No.2 , June 2015
A Case of Local Groin Abscess Caused by Transfemoral Coronary Procedures
Abstract: Bacterial infection due to coronary angiography is an uncommon but important complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) which is responsible for significant morbidity and extended hospital stay. The reasons for this symptom are still unclear. We report a case of local groin abscess two weeks after the latest procedure. The reasons responsible for the groin abscess in this case might be diabetes mellitus without being properly controlled, left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction, multiple operations in the same site, the usage of vascular closure device (VCD), and long time pressure after the procedure. We should pay enough attention to these risk factors in the future clinical practice to avoid this serious complication.
Cite this paper: Zhang, D. , Lyu, S. and Song, X. (2015) A Case of Local Groin Abscess Caused by Transfemoral Coronary Procedures. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 5, 54-57. doi: 10.4236/ojcd.2015.52010.
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