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Transradial Access for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

  • Martial Hamon
Chapter

Abstract

Radial artery has become an important access site to perform catheter-based coronary interventions. The setting up of a transradial programme can be a daunting task and at times may be associated with endless obstacles that need to be overcome. With appropriate planning, involvement, training and support of the multi-disciplinary catheter laboratory team members, good patient selection and preparation and meticulous attention to the technical aspects and potential pitfalls of a transradial procedure, as well as perseverance, these obstacles can be overcome. The hard work associated with the setting up of the programme will bear fruit in potential cost saving for the hospital, reduced work load for the nursing staff and most important of all, better patient comfort and safer patient care.

Keywords

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Radial Artery Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Procedure Vascular Closure Device Access Site Complication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital of CaenCaen, NormandyFrance

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