Vascular Access: Arterial, Venous, and Ultrasound Guidance
In this section, we will outline clinical pointers, tips, and “how we do it” in regards to obtaining access in the femoral, radial, brachial, and popliteal arteries and vascular grafts.
KeywordsRadial Artery Popliteal Artery Superficial Femoral Artery Chronic Total Occlusion Femoral Artery Puncture
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