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Table 1

From: Complications of arterial lines in an intensive care unit

  Radial Axillary D. pedis Femoral
n (%) 272 162 89 42
Obstruction 15 (5.51%) 4 (2.46%) 6 (6.74%) 1 (2.38%)
Ischemia 45 (16.54%) 0 7 (7.86%) 0
Pseudoaneurisma   0   1
Thrombosis 74 (27.2%) 0 16 (17.97%) 0
Dumping wave 19 (6.98%) 10 (6.17%) 14 (15.73%) 2 (4.76%)
Total 153 (56.25%) 14 (8.64%) 43 (48.31%) 4 (9.52%)
  1. Chi square = 20.26, degrees of freedom = 5, P = 0.00111922.