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Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2017 Jul - Aug;18(5):364-366. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2016.10.011. Epub 2016 Oct 29.

Transulnar approach for coronary catheterization in patients with a harvested ipsilateral radial artery: A case series.

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1
Second Department of Cardiology, Red Cross General Hospital, Athens, Greece. Electronic address: koutouzismike@yahoo.gr.
2
Second Department of Cardiology, Red Cross General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
3
Interventional Cardiology Department, "Henry Dunant" General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Forearm approach for coronary catheterization is associated with better outcomes, compared to the femoral approach. However, the possibility of post catheterization forearm artery occlusion is a medical concern, which leads many patients to be treated transfemorally. We present a case series of patients who had a harvested radial artery and were successfully catheterized from ipsilateral ulnar artery without any complications recorded.

KEYWORDS:

Forearm access; Radial extraction; Ulnar artery

PMID:
28007422
DOI:
10.1016/j.carrev.2016.10.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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