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Transaxillary Access

  • Lars Kamper
  • Patrick Haage
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Abstract

Transaxillary access is an infrequent alternative for procedures that require large device sizes when the femoral pathway is not possible. Few data are available in the recent literature. The majority of the current literature has been related to successful transcatheter aortic valve implantation procedures via the transaxillary approach. However, this access is limited by the adjacent brachial plexus and upper arm nerves. Due to the limited external compression, vascular closure devices are obligatory to achieve hemostasis, since even a small axillary hematoma can induce brachial plexus injury.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal, University Witten/Herdecke, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyWuppertalGermany

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