Transradial, transbrachial, and transulnar approaches for coronary angiography and intervention

Record ID 32013000307
Authors' recomendations: For coronary angiography and intervention, a catheter is inserted into an artery and threaded through the vasculature to the coronary arteries. When the catheter is properly positioned, contrast agent is injected for angiography, or the catheter is used for intravascular interventions such as angioplasty or stent implantation. Access of the catheter to the coronary arteries may be acquired through the femoral artery in the leg, but the availability of thinner catheters has more recently enabled access through the radial, ulnar, and brachial arteries in the arm. Access through these arteries is expected to reduce the incidence of bleeding complications since these arteries are smaller than the femoral artery.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Angiography
  • Radial Artery
  • Ulnar Artery
  • Brachial Artery
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: 2013 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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