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This single-center, prospective, randomized study will evaluate distal radial artery (dRA) vs. proximal radial artery access (pRA) in regards to hand function and radial artery occlusion.
Primary objective is to evaluate hand function following distal radial artery access compared to proximal artery access in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization.
Hand function will be assessed by:
- QuickDASH questionnaire
- Hand grip test
- Thumb forefinger pinch test utilizing a pinch gauge
Distal radial artery access, Proximal radial artery surgery
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
Baylor Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-03-27T03:25:32-0400
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