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Coronary angiogram and intervention through transulnar approach.
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PMID:  16350678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to assess the safety and feasibility of a transulnar approach in performing diagnostic and interventional percutaneous coronary procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the year 2004, a total of 100 patients underwent diagnostic angiography (n=64) and percutaneous coronary interventions (n=36) through transulnar approach. The patients' age ranged from 40 to 70 years and male to female ratio was 7.3:1. The cases of percutaneous coronary interventions were mostly elective procedures and emergency intervention was done in only 2 patients. The procedure was successful in 95 (95%) patients and unsuccessful in 5 (4 diagnostic and 1 percutaneous coronary intervention). The procedure was done through right ulnar artery in all except one patient in whom it was done through left ulnar artery. The total procedure time ranged between 25-45 min. Among the cases of percutaneous coronary interventions, single vessel angioplasty was performed in 23 (65.7%) patients, double vessel in 11 (31.4%) patients and triple vessel in 1 (3%) patient. All percutaneous coronary intervention patients received aspirin, clopidogrel and intravenous enoxaparin. Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors were used in 7 patients. Complications such as local hematoma, ulnar artery perforation and reversible parasthesia occurred in one patient each. CONCLUSIONS: Tansulnar approach is a safe and easy alternative technique to perform diagnostic and therapeutic coronary interventions.
Pratap C Rath; Bharat V Purohit; Girish B Navasundi; Sitaram; A Mallikarjun Reddy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian heart journal     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0019-4832     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Heart J     Publication Date:    2005 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-14     Completed Date:  2006-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374675     Medline TA:  Indian Heart J     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / therapy
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / methods*
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Feasibility Studies
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / therapy
Ulnar Artery

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