Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/30/2011 - 16:11

Using Left Radial Access for Complex Coronary Artery Interventions

For this case, the right transradial access was initially obtained and a 5 Fr sheath inserted. Resistance to passage of a standard J wire was encountered, and a radial arteriogram revealed a radial loop too tight to cross with a catheter. As loops are invariably unilateral, left radial access was obtained and the procedure completed.