• Transradial approach has gained progressive acceptance because it has been shown to have fewer hemorrhagic and vascular-related complications than the femoral approach does for diagnostic and therapeutic percutaneous coronary artery procedures. (
  • A transradial coronary angiography was performed, followed by a drug-eluting stent implantation in the proximal descendent artery. (
  • This also means you probably have some blockage in your heart (coronary arteries), too. (


  • 1 ) serve all transradial operators with a warning flag regarding the incidence of radial artery occlusion (RAO). (
  • There are a few reported cases of subclavian artery dissection complicating mammary artery graft catheterization performed via the transfemoral approach ( 3 ), but to our knowledge, this is the first description of a subclavian pseudoaneurysm complicating a transradial artery cardiac catheterization. (


  • Ultrasound can detect anatomic variants, such as dual-radial systems and radial loops, screen for radial artery calcification, and assess the size of the radial artery. (
  • Atherosclerotic calcification refers to arteries plugged w/calcified cholesterol plaques. (


  • Because this occurred in arteries to legs, it means you have peripheral artery/ vascular disease . (


  • The use of ultrasound in radial artery catheterization both before and after the procedure should be encouraged. (


  • Unfortunately, formal ultrasound screening for RAO by a trained technician costs up to $155 ( 4 ), which may reduce or eliminate the $77 and $184 cost advantage that radial access has over femoral access with and without closure devices ( 5 ). (