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The transradial approach for coronary angiography and intervention

Mok, Michael, Genereux, Philippe and Rinefret, Stephane 2014, The transradial approach for coronary angiography and intervention. In Thompson, Craig A. (ed), Textbook of cardiovascular intervention, Springer, London, Eng., pp.167-171.

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Title The transradial approach for coronary angiography and intervention
Author(s) Mok, Michael
Genereux, Philippe
Rinefret, Stephane
Title of book Textbook of cardiovascular intervention
Editor(s) Thompson, Craig A.
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 13
Total chapters 36
Start page 167
End page 171
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Summary Transradial approach (TRA) as a method of accessing the arterial system began in the 1940s. It was not until the late 1980s when the TRA was used in cardiac catheterization, and from here it rapidly followed into percutaneous coronary intervention. Recently, the increasing concern of vascular access complications associated with the transfemoral approach has obligated interventional cardiologists to consider training in TRA. With advancements in technology, the array of interventional equipment traditionally compatible only with the transfemoral approach is also available to the TRA operator. The only remaining obstacle to considering a TRA is the “learning curve.” In this chapter, we aim to provide insights and techniques, which will help overcome the initial potential difficulties of the TRA.
ISBN 9781447145288
Language eng
Field of Research 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases)
Socio Economic Objective 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
HERDC Research category BN.1 Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
Copyright notice ©2014, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073383

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