Accidentally slicing through the thinner vein wall is not necessarily dangerous but could be, depending on the location and size of the hole, said Dr. Peter Collingwood, president of the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association, whose members specialize in such procedures.
"If you bleed from a vein in your hand, you get a bruise," noted the physician from St. John's, Nfld.
"If you bleed from a vein in your chest, you do not have much time left."
i can think of three ways to reduce bleeding from tears
1. manual compression of the torn vein
2. a stent to allow blood to flow by the torn area
3. reinflation of a balloon to allow some sealing of the tear.
Lyon wrote:Seems a little early for damage control Cece, considering that they don't even seem to be on the market yet.Cece wrote: One reason to choose a doctor with trauma experience such as Dr. Sclafani as your IR, perhaps? But I don't see it as much of a risk, if only because we've had just one rumored report of a rupture which was solved by a stent placement last summer.National Post wrote:None appear to be on the market.
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