What is transradial coronary intervention?
The transradial approach (TRA) is the recommended technique for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in acute coronary syndrome, according to the European Society of Cardiology guidelines. There is a large body of evidence showing reduction in bleeding and mortality when the TRA is used.
What is transradial coronary angiography?
Transradial cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to treat and diagnose certain heart conditions. It is also known as transradial cardiac cath or angiography. During the procedure, a healthcare provider inserts a long thin tube (catheter) through the radial artery. The radial artery is a blood vessel in the arm.
What is the most common complication after radial artery cannulation?
The most common complications were hematoma (n = 39) and radial artery occlusion (n = 28).
When Allen’s test is performed?
The Allen test is used to assess collateral blood flow to the hands, generally in preparation for a procedure that has the potential to disrupt blood flow in either the radial or the ulnar artery. These procedures include arterial puncture or cannulation and the harvest of the artery alone or as part of a forearm flap.
Which complication is associated with a radial arterial line placement?
Reported complications of radial artery cannulation include infection, digital gangrene, thrombosis, pseudoaneurysm, skin necrosis and median nerve palsy. Radial artery catheter fracture is a very rare complication.
What is a normal Allen’s test?
What the Test Results Mean. If normal color comes back to your hand within 5-15 seconds, it means that one artery is healthy enough to supply blood to your hand all by itself. If not, your doctor may not be able to go ahead with a surgery or procedure in case they damage the single working artery.
Which wrist is used for angioplasty?
While most angioplasty procedures are performed through the femoral artery in the groin, a growing number are being done through the radial artery in the wrist.