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Percutaneous entry of the brachial artery for left heart catheterization using a sheath.
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PMID:  7214515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous entry of the brachial artery using a sheath system has been attempted in 223 patients undergoing left heart catheterization; successfully, in 212. After arterial puncture, a dilator and sheath are passed over a short guidewire. A number 7-80 cm Sones specially stiffened coronary catheter is passed through the sheath, and left heart catheterization is performed in the usual manner. The study can usually be completed with this single catheter. Initial entry, as well as any needed catheter change, is facilitated by the use of an inflatable sphygmomanometer cuff around the upper arm. Ease of manipulation and patient comfort have been satisfactory, and brachial artery spasm has not been encountered. There have been no major complications and a low incidence (approximately 15%) of brachial arterial occlusion.
D J Fergusson; R O Kamada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-06-25     Completed Date:  1981-06-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brachial Artery / surgery*
Heart Catheterization / methods*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications

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