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2021 Jul 23

J Cardiovasc Nurs

Is It Safe to Mobilize Patients Very Early After Transfemoral Coronary Procedures? (SAMOVAR): A Randomized Clinical Trial.


Nørgaard M W, Færch J, Joshi FR, Høfsten DE, Engstrøm T, Kelbæk H
J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2021 Jul 23.
PMID: 34321432.


Coronary angiography (CAG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are performed via the femoral or radial arteries. In patients examined via transfemoral access, closure devices facilitate hemostasis, but it is unknown whether it is safe to mobilize these patients immediately and how acceptable this may be in terms of patient comfort.