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Clin Neurophysiol Pract


Needle EMG induced muscle bleeding complication after guideline approved discontinuation of anticoagulation.


Bartl M, Krahn A, Riggert J, Paulus W
Clin Neurophysiol Pract. 2021; 6:109-114.
PMID: 33981918.


Needle electromyography (EMG) is an essential part of electrodiagnosis (EDX) in neuromuscular disorders. As in all invasive procedures there is a risk of bleeding complications, but which is rare according to the current literature. Controlled, prospective studies that include patients under anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy are lacking and would be difficult to conduct.