Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Injured Artery 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.

Injured Artery Warning Signs

Seek immediate medical care for vascular injuries with:

Notify your doctor if you have a vascular injury and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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