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Transradial angiography procedure approach in with and without radial artery anomalies

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ABSTRACT

Introduction: The transradial coronary angiography has several benefits such as the reducetion in access site complications especially in fully anticoagulated patients. The presence of arterial anomalies in upper limb arteries has an important role in procedural success. Methods: retrograde transarterial sheath injection was done in patients with transradial coronary angiography. Arterial anomalies in the upper limb evaluated. Cannulation time, the time of catheter passage to ascending aorta, and Angiographic time, were also meseared. Results: in 2011, 165 consecutive patients were studied, 116 (70.3%) male, age 56.7 ± 11.1 years. With 96.6% success rate in procedure, totally 59 anomolies were observed in 44 patients (26.7%). Radial artery by itself had ?25 anomalies (15.1%). The most frequent anomaly was abnormal origin of radial artery in 14 patients (8.5%) followed by tortuosities in 10 ulnar (6%). 9 brachial (5.4%), 7 radial (4/2%), 5 subclavian (3%) and 3 brachiocephalic arteries (1.8%). There also were 4 loops in ulnar artery (2.4%) and one in radial and brachinl arteries (each 0.6%). Other anomalies include 4 patients (2.4%), except cannulation time (p = 0.97), there were associations between anomalies and each of other times (p = 0.001) and contrast volume (p = 0.009). Anomalies didn’t have any effect on procedural success rate and just in one patient with sulclavian loop procedure changed to femoral approach (p = 0.19).

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Yazdankhah, S. , Assareh, A. , Majeedi, S. , Easapour, M. , Nourizadeh, M. , Ahmadi, F. and Daeinejad, F. (2013) Transradial angiography procedure approach in with and without radial artery anomalies. Health, 5, 1079-1084. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.56145.

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