Prevention and Management of Complications in Transradial PCI

  • Weimin LiEmail author
  • Jianqiang Li


Transradial approach for cardiac catheterization is associated with a reduced incidence of major access-related complications and has been adopted worldwide. As physicians become more comfortable with this approach, they start using it to perform complex procedures, leading to increased complications. There are common and rare complications with this approach which may lead to disastrous outcomes if they are not identified and treated immediately. Therefore, it is essential to be aware of these complications and to understand their prevention and management. In this chapter, we summarize the common and rare complications encountered in transradial intervention (TRI) and provide useful tips for their prevention and management.


Radial Artery Compartment Syndrome Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Brachial Plexus Block Transfemoral Approach 
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Video 5.1

Dislodged stent retrieved by forceps from right radial access (MOV 35639 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyThe First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical UniversityHarbinChina

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