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      Outpatient Coronary Angiography - Safety and Feasibility

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          The feasibility and safety of outpatient coronary angiography were studied in 2,106 patients. Patients were discharged with a pressure dressing 2 h after the angiographic study. No complications occurred in 99.53% of all patients. Severe complications were seen in 10 patients (0.47%). 9 patients (0.43%) had to be admitted to hospital, either for immediate treatment (4 patients) or due to complications (5 patients). Our results revealed a very low complication rate for outpatient coronary angiography. The number and severity of complications following coronary angiography did not differ significantly between inpatients and outpatients. Therefore, outpatient coronary angiography can be considered as a safe and feasible diagnostic method which may help cut health care costs.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1994
          1994
          18 November 2008
          : 84
          : 4-5
          : 305-309
          Affiliations
          Cardiology Clinic Josef Haubrich Hof, Cologne, FRG
          Article
          176416 Cardiology 1994;84:305–309
          10.1159/000176416
          8187117
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
          Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology

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