Extraction of the radial artery during transradial coronary angiography: An unusual complication

Akram Abu-Ful, Daniel Benharroch, Yaakov Henkin

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    Abstract

    The transradial approach is currently an accepted alternative for vascular access during percutaneous coronary interventions. Access-site complications, such as mild hematoma, hematic effusions, and reduced or absent radial pulse, have been reported. We report the occurrence of total extraction of the radial artery during sheath removal. The occurrence of this complication emphasizes the need for meticulous attention and prudence when a patient complains of local pain during sheath extraction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)351-352
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
    Volume15
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - 1 Jun 2003

    Keywords

    • Access-site complications
    • Radial artery extraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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