Search Tag: radial artery catheterisation

Cardiology Management

Heart Catheterisation: Arm Is Safer Access Point

2015 20 Mar

A new study shows that patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary angiogram, a procedure used to assess blockages in the heart's arteries, had a significantly lower risk of major bleeding and death if their interventional cardiologist accessed the heart through an artery in the arm rather than the groin. Researchers said the results,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Radial Artery Catheterisation: Safer for Women

2014 15 Jul

Threading a catheter to the heart, in order to clear a blockage or place a stent, is usually performed via the femoral artery in a patients’ groin. In an innovative, less traumatic and much safer alternative, especially for women, the catheter can now be inserted through the wrist in a technique called radial artery catheterisation.     Colin... Read more


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