Percutaneous antegrade transarterial treatment of iatrogenic radial arteriovenous fistula

Summaria F, Romagnoli E, Preziosi P, Italy.

Site of access vascular complications is infrequent after transradial interventions. We report the case of a 66-year-old man referred to our hospital because of right forearm swelling, oedema and pain with functional forearm disability, 1 year after a transradial primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The diagnostic and procedural issues are discussed. This is the first description of a successful and well-tolerated radial arteriovenous fistula (AVF) treatment by means of percutaneous antegrade approach with the use of a short introducer and a biocompatible covered stent.

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2012 Jan;13(1):50-2.