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Enfermería Global

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BARBOSA, Maria Helena et al. Complications in patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.31, pp.14-33. ISSN 1695-6141.

This research aimed to identify the local and systemic complications in patients undergoing Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and risk factors that may influence the occurrence of these complications. It is a prospective cross-sectional study with a quantitative approach of the data that were collected from 127 patients in the Unit of Hemodynamic and in the Unit of Intensive Terapy of the hospital field of study. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. To investigate the association between risk factors and complications after Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty was used Chi-square test. It was observed that 79 (62.2%) patients had complications. Of these, 39 (49.4%) had local complications, 25 (31.7%) systemic complications and 15 (18.9%) had associated local and systemic complications. There was a statistically significant association (p<0,05) between the continuous use of anticoagulants after Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and presence of complications. It was evident that most of the patients had complications and use of anticoagulant after the procedure is associated with these complications.

Keywords : Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; Postoperative complications; Cardiology; Nursing.

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