Early Clinical Experience With Right and Left Distal Transradial Access in the Anatomical Snuffbox in 52 Consecutive Patients
OPEN The Journal of invasive cardiology | 16 Mar 2018
O Valsecchi, A Vassileva, AF Cereda, P Canova, K Satogami, L Fiocca and G Guagliumi
Distal transradial access in the anatomical snuffbox has advantages over standard access in terms of patient and operator comfort levels and risk of ischemia. Radial artery preservation could be a relevant issue in patients requiring multiple radial artery procedures and coronary bypass with the use of a radial graft. One relevant drawback is the challenging puncture of a small and weak artery, with a steeper learning curve.
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