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Comparison Between Transradial and Transfemoral Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
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PMID:  22840847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Transradial (TR) access is increasingly being used in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, its role in PCI for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction remains controversial because of concerns of procedural complexity adversely affecting the promptness of reperfusion. In this study, 150 consecutive patients who underwent PCI for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction over a period of 24 months were prospectively evaluated; 46 had TR access (31%) and 104 (69%) had transfemoral (TF) access. All patients received thienopyridines, aspirin, and heparin per routine management. There were no significant differences between the TR access and TF access groups with respect to age (62.2 ± 11.6 vs 64.7 ± 14.1, p = 0.28), gender (76.1% vs 72.1% men, p = 0.69), or incidence of diabetes (23.9% vs 26.9%, p = 0.84). The TR and TF access groups were comparable with respect to door-to-balloon time (79.2 ± 32.3 vs 86.8 ± 51.8 minutes, p = 0.67) and amount of contrast used (190.5 ± 101.5 vs 172.2 ± 81.7 ml, p = 0.24). Total fluoroscopy time was longer in the TR access group compared to the TF access group (21.7 ± 12.7 vs 14.4 ± 10.4 minutes, p <0.0001). Postprocedural Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) grade 3 flow was comparable for the 2 groups (87% for the TF group and 96% for the TR group, p = 0.15). There were no vascular complications in the TR access group compared to the TF access group (0% vs 5.8%, p = 0.18). In conclusion, this single-center observational study shows that TR access for PCI in STEMI is feasible and that it has fewer vascular complications and shorter length of hospital stay than the TF approach.
Uzoma N Ibebuogu; Bojan Cercek; Rajendra Makkar; Harrison Dinh; Collins Kwarteng; James Mirocha; Asma Hussaini; Sarabjeet Singh; Suhail Dohad; Prediman K Shah; Mehran Khorsandi; Saibal Kar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; Division of Cardiology, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee.
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