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Reduced vascular complications and length of stay with transradial rescue angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  17563094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes for transradial and transfemoral percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing rescue angioplasty. BACKGROUND: Transfemoral percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with systemic thrombolysis is associated with a significant risk of vascular complications. A transradial approach may reduce vascular complications, improve mobilization and facilitate earlier discharge. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, clinical outcomes for 287 consecutive patients undergoing rescue angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction were determined. Data were recorded using a standardized proforma and analyzed using SPSS. RESULTS: Procedural success was similar for the transradial and transfemoral routes (98% vs. 93%; P = 0.3). There was a reduction in vascular complications (0 (0%) vs. 32 (13%); P < 0.01) and post-procedural length of stay (7.0 +/- 7.9 vs. 7.9 +/- 5.6 days; P < 0.005) in the radial group when compared with the femoral group. There were no differences in procedural or in-hospital mortality, procedure duration, or radiation dose between the two groups. CONCLUSION: Rescue angioplasty performed via the radial artery is safe, effective, and associated with a reduction in vascular complications and length of hospital stay when compared with the femoral approach. These findings suggest that where facilities and experience allow rescue angioplasty in patients with acute myocardial infarction should be performed via the radial artery.
Nicholas L M Cruden; Chun H Teh; Ian R Starkey; David E Newby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-05     Completed Date:  2008-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  670-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / adverse effects,  methods*
Catheterization, Peripheral
Chi-Square Distribution
Coronary Angiography
Femoral Artery / surgery
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / radiography,  therapy*
Radial Artery / surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Statistics, Nonparametric
Thrombolytic Therapy
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust
Comment In:
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2007 Nov 1;70(5):676   [PMID:  17960636 ]

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