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The safety of modified digital subtraction angiography in RSPAD Gatot Soebroto: a comprehensive outlook


INTRODUCTION. There are no recent estimates of the complication rate associated with Intra Arterial Heparin Flushing (IAHF). The purpose of this study was to estimate the rate of complication occurring during and after Intra Arterial Heparin Flushing.

METHOD. This report is a descriptive study based on analysis of interventional radiology database. The study involved patients who underwent IAHF procedure started from January 2018 until December 2018 in Rumah Sakit Pusat Angkatan Darat Gatot Soebroto (Indonesian Army Central Hospital). Subjects were assessed for their age, sex, medical history, diagnosis, intra-procedural complication, and post-procedural complication.

RESULT. All IAHF procedures were performed via transfemoral catheterisation and using a vascular closure device to help achieve homeostasis. Our population included 1223 (70,57%) male and 510 (29,43%) Female, with age ranging from 21 to 80 years old. The majority of the subject was in 51-60 years old age group (35,31%). All IAHF were technically successful. No intraprocedural complication was noted, there was no occurrence of iatrogenic vessel injury (dissection) and no neurological deficit secondary to IAHF procedures. There was some local complication after IAHF procedure such as hematoma 44 persons (2,54%), oedema around the puncture site six patients (0,35%), and bleeding at the puncture site three patients (0,17%). Beside local complication, there were several systemic complications such as allergy in 10 persons (0,58%). No neurological complication was reported after IAHF.

CONCLUSION. We concluded that IAHF has a relatively low rate of acute complication. Most complications were related to local hemostasis control, and no severe sequelae were found.


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Putranto, T. A., Astoro, N. W., Rachmad, B., Setiawan, E., Pramono, A., Djuwita, D., & Ikrar, T. (2020). The safety of modified digital subtraction angiography in RSPAD Gatot Soebroto: a comprehensive outlook. Bali Medical Journal, 9(1), 1–5.




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