Access site complications, such as hematoma, are less frequent with transradial cardiac catheterization when compared to transfemoral procedures. 1 Significant forearm hematoma is seen in approximately 0.3%-0.7% of cases.1,2 Evacuation of a severe hematoma is usually performed via surgical exploration since it is resistant to aspiration due to clot formation. 3 However, this procedure might have devastating consequences for an elderly patient suffering from acute myocardial infarction. We adapted the wet-cupping suction technique to evacuate severe hematoma safely.
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