Reaccessing an Occluded Radial Artery: A “Proximal Entry” Technique.

Patel T, Shah S, Sanghavi K, Pancholy S.

Radial artery occlusion (RAO) is an infrequent but important consequence of transradial access. It prevents subsequent use of the same radial artery for coronary angiography and intervention. We describe a new “proximal entry” technique in 3 cases of RAO, which allowed successful completion of the procedures. This technique should add to the armamentarium of a radial operator allowing for reaccessing the radial artery. (J Interven Cardiol 2011;**:1-4).

J Interv Cardiol. 2011 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print]