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Brachial Artery Cannulation

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Brachial Artery Cannulation

What is Brachial Artery Cannulation?

A minor procedure, brachial artery cannulation involves placing an angiocatheter into the brachial artery.

Also Known As:

  • Angiocatheter placement
  • Arterial cannulation
  • Brachial artery surgery
  • Brachial surgery

Conditions Treated with Brachial Artery Cannulation:

Brachial artery cannulation is performed in order to continually monitor heart rate and blood pressure in critically ill patients. It is also used to monitor arterial blood gas monitoring and in cases of congestive heart failure, as well as to deliver digitalis medication.

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​Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Brachial Artery Cannulation:

There are no non-surgical or surgical alternatives to brachial artery cannulation.

Anesthesia with Brachial Artery Cannulation:

Brachial artery cannulation is performed with local anesthesia.

Potential Complications from Brachial Artery Cannulation:

Possible risks following brachial artery cannulation include vein puncture, arterial puncture, brachial plexus injury, thrombosis, hematoma and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the angiocatheter to be improperly placed.

Prognosis after Brachial Artery Cannulation:

The prognosis for a positive end result following brachial artery cannulation is good.

Recovery from Brachial Artery Cannulation:

There is no needed recovery time following brachial artery cannulation.

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