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- Stefan Toggweiler, MD and
- John G. Webb, MD∗ ()
- ↵∗Department of Cardiology, St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1Y6, Canada
We thank Dr. Feldman for his interest in our paper (1). We agree with Dr. Feldman. Retroperitoneal bleeding may occur if the puncture channel crosses the ligament, even if the actual puncture is below the origin of the inferior epigastric artery.
Therefore, we agree that the puncture site should be above the femoral bifurcation and below the inferior border of the inferior epigastric artery.
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