Artery Injury Home Care
First aid for vascular injuries includes:
- Put clean cloth or gauze over the wound and apply firm, steady pressure.
- Do not remove the pressure.
- Do not use a tourniquet.
- Elevate an injured arm or leg above the level of the heart.
- Lie down and elevate your legs.
- Keep warm and calm.
- Call 911.
Artery Injury Warning Signs
Seek immediate medical care for vascular injuries with:
- Deep wound
- Severe swelling
- Pale skin
- Foot becomes pale or cold
- Hand becomes pale or cold
- Worsening limb numbness:
- Worsening limb weakness:
- Weakness or fatigue
Notify your doctor if you have a vascular injury and any of the following:
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