arterial hemorrhage

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arterial hemorrhage

the loss of blood from an artery, often associated with vessel trauma or the removal of a large-bore arterial catheter. Also called arterial bleeding.

arterial hemorrhage

A hemorrhage from an artery. In arterial bleeding, which is bright red, the blood ordinarily flows in waves or spurts; however, the flow may be steady if the torn artery is deep or buried.

First Aid

Almost all arterial bleeding can be controlled with direct pressure to the wound. If it cannot be controlled with applied pressure, the responsible artery may need to be surgically ligated. See: arterial bleeding for table; pressure point

See also: hemorrhage
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Most often, metallic coils or particles are used as the embolic agents for controlling arterial hemorrhage.
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70) The hydrodynamics of arterial hemorrhage indicate that the rate of leakage (simulated hemorrhage) is associated both with the transmural pressure gradient and the area of the vessel opening (simulated laceration of the wall).

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