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Table 3 Summary of complications between 4-Fr vs 6-Fr systems

From: Are complication rates lower with 4-Fr versus 6-Fr transfemoral arterial access – prospective audit at a single interventional radiology centre

  4 French 6 French
  Self-limiting Further active management Self-limiting Further active management
Complication
Haematoma 1 antegrade 1 antegrade (surgery) 14 (8 retrograde, 6 antegrade) 1 antegrade (surgery)
Pseudoaneurysm   1 retrograde   
Distal embolism   1 retrograde (medical)
1 retrograde (endovascular by IR)