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The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Improvising Wet-Cupping Therapy for the Management of Severe Forearm Hematoma Following Transradial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in a Geriatric Patient [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2022; 26(9): 737-739 | DOI: 10.5152/AnatolJCardiol.2022.1892

Improvising Wet-Cupping Therapy for the Management of Severe Forearm Hematoma Following Transradial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in a Geriatric Patient

Serhan Özyıldırım
Department of Cardiology, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa, Institute of Cardiology, İstanbul, Turkey

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.


Serhan Özyıldırım. Improvising Wet-Cupping Therapy for the Management of Severe Forearm Hematoma Following Transradial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in a Geriatric Patient. Anatol J Cardiol. 2022; 26(9): 737-739

Corresponding Author: Serhan Özyıldırım
Manuscript Language: English


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