Hand Grip Test and Transradial Coronary Procedures

2014-11-10 02:35:38 | BioPortfolio


Transradial coronary procedures are gaining in popularity worldwide. A possible complication of transradial approach is the occlusion of the radial artery that in most cases is asymptomatic. However the investigators do not know if the radial artery occlusion may impact over the muscle force of the hand or fingers.

To evaluate if transradial approach for percutaneous coronary procedures may affect muscle force of the hand, thumb and index finger the investigators use a standardized hand-grip manometer and a pinch gauge before the transradial procedure, the day after the procedures and after few months.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective


Radial Artery Occlusion


Ospedale Sandro Pertini - ASL RMB




Ospedale Sandro Pertini, Roma

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-11-10T02:35:38-0500

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The larger of the two terminal branches of the brachial artery, beginning about one centimeter distal to the bend of the elbow. Like the RADIAL ARTERY, its branches may be divided into three groups corresponding to their locations in the forearm, wrist, and hand.

The continuation of the axillary artery; it branches into the radial and ulnar arteries.

The direct continuation of the brachial trunk, originating at the bifurcation of the brachial artery opposite the neck of the radius. Its branches may be divided into three groups corresponding to the three regions in which the vessel is situated, the forearm, wrist, and hand.

Splitting of the vessel wall in the VERTEBRAL ARTERY. Interstitial hemorrhage into the media of the vessel wall can lead to occlusion of the vertebral artery, aneurysm formation, or THROMBOEMBOLISM. Vertebral artery dissection is often associated with TRAUMA and injuries to the head-neck region but can occur spontaneously.

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