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An experience on radial versus femoral approach for diagnostic coronary angiography in Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16943106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The radial approach has been increasingly used as an alternative to femoral access. The purpose of the present study was to assess the feasibility, success, and safety of the transradial approach (TRA) for diagnostic coronary angiography, and to describe the difficulties associated with the technique as compared with transfemoral approach (TRF). METHODS: A series of 180 consecutive patients were divided to TRA or TFA groups by two operators. We compared the groups regarding procedural time, access time, fluoroscopy time, procedural failure, complications, contrast volume, length of hospital stay, and number of used coronary catheters. RESULTS: The number of used coronary catheters was not different between the two groups (p = 0.6). Total hospital length of stay was significantly shorter in the radial group (p <0.0001) than in femoral one. We found differences between the radial and femoral groups in the success rate (p<0.0001), contrast volume (p = 0.012), procedural time (p<0.0001), access time (p<0.0001), and fluoroscopy time (p<0.0001). We did not find any major complication in the radial group. There was a major bleeding in the femoral group. CONCLUSION: The TRA is a safe alternative to femoral catheterization although with lesser procedural success, longer procedural access, and radiation time, and more contrast volume.
Fatma Yiğit; Alpay Turan Sezgin; Tansel Erol; Senol Demircan; Göknur Tekin; Tuna Katircibaşi; Abdullah Tekin; Haldun Müderrisoğlu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1302-8723     ISO Abbreviation:  Anadolu Kardiyol Derg     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-31     Completed Date:  2006-11-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095069     Medline TA:  Anadolu Kardiyol Derg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Femoral Artery / surgery*
Heart Catheterization / methods*
Heart Diseases / radiography*
Middle Aged
Radial Artery / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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