International Journal of Angiology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 20–21 | Cite as

A new puncture needle for arteriography

  • George Pillari
Original Articles


A new needle design for percutaneous vascular access incorporates a unique stylet configuration into a butterfly cannula. Anterior wall femoral artery puncture was achieved in 39 of 50 patients (78%). Design characteristics promote the appropriate use of force for arterial puncture. A balanced shorter needle improves accuracy and results in a central alignment of cannula and the vessel lumen.


Public Health Femoral Artery Design Characteristic Anterior Wall Vascular Access 


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© International College of Angiology, Inc 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Pillari
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  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Long Island Jewish Medical CenterThe Long Island Campus for the Albert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkU.S.A.

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