After a cardiac catheterization procedure, the nurse monitors the client for which potential complications?

Arteriovenous fistula
Hematoma
Pseudoaneurysm
Retroperitoneal hemorrhage

Explanation

• Local complications at the site of catheter insertion site are among the most common problems seen after cardiac catheterization, including hematoma, arteriovenous fistula formation, or pseudoaneurysm of the vessel entered or retroperitoneal hemorrhage inside the cavity if the vessel perforates.

• A variety of arrhythmias and conduction disturbances can occur during catheterization, but not after the procedure.

• Myocardial infarction can happen during the procedure, but is rare, with a risk of less than 0.1%.

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