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Prevalence and clinical predictors of severe tortuosity of right subclavian artery in patients undergoing transradial coronary angiography.
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PMID:  14609604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the prevalence and clinical predictors of severe tortuosity of the right subclavian artery (RSA) in 2,341 consecutive patients who underwent transradial coronary angiography as well as the feasibility and safety of a technique to complete transradial catheterization. Severe tortuosity of the RSA was seen in approximately 10% of these patients, and clinical predictors included systemic hypertension, female gender, older age, nonsmoker, short stature, and high body mass index. Guidewire replacement with a stiff guidewire is reliable and safe for completing transradial angiography in most patients with a tortuous RSA.
Kwang Soo Cha; Moo Hyun Kim; Hje Jin Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-11     Completed Date:  2004-02-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1220-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, Dong-A University Medical Center and College of Medicine, Busan, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography / adverse effects,  methods*
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects,  methods*
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Radial Artery
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Subclavian Artery / pathology*,  radiography*

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