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Distal Radial Artery vs. Forearm Radial Artery For Cardiac Catheterization

2019-10-18 11:21:36 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The Distal Radial Access (DRA) to the coronaries has emerged recently. It's done via the distal radial artery in the radial fossa, which is known as the snuff-box. The rationale of conducting this research is to assess this new access advantages and disadvantages, in comparison with the standard conventional forearm radial access and examine if it's worthy to be a future alternative method for coronary angiography. It aims to randomly compare between the new distal radial access via the snuffbox and the conventional forearm radial access for percutaneous coronary angiography and angioplasty procedures. The objectives of comparing both procedures are to analyze the frequency of complications in terms of occlusion, arterial spasm, hematoma, and to weigh accesses effectiveness in terms of time and attempts to puncture, crossover rate, procedure duration, hemostasis time, and convenience of the patients and operators.

Candidates for coronary angiography are being randomized into the interventional group to undergo the angiography through the distal radial artery as the access site, or the control group accessing through the radial artery in the forearm. Procedural and post procedural outcomes and complications are being reported while patients are in hospital. All patients undergo doppler ultrasonography within 24 hours after the procedure.

Study Design

Conditions

Coronary Artery Disease

Intervention

distal radial artery access in coronary angiography and angioplasty, Forearm radial artery access in coronary angiography and angioplasty

Location

An-Najah National University Hospital
Nablus
Palestinian Territory, occupied

Status

Recruiting

Source

An-Najah National University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-18T11:21:36-0400

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