Symptomatic radial artery thrombosis successfully treated with endovascular approach via femoral access route

Ahmed Khurshid Pasha, Mahir D. Elder, Umer Ejaz Malik, Abdullah Mian Khalid, Zeeshan Noor, Mohammad Reza Movahed

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Abstract

Radial access has been increasingly utilized for coronary intervention due to higher safety profile in comparison to femoral access site with lower bleeding rate. Radial artery occlusion is not uncommon with radial access site. This usually does not lead to any harm due to ulnar artery collaterals that are sufficient to prevent hand ischemia and is usually left alone. However, in the case of significant hand ischemia, treatment is often necessary. We are reporting an interesting case of symptomatic radial artery thrombosis leading to arm ischemia that was successfully treated percutaneously using femoral access. Using femoral access for radial artery intervention has not been reported previously. This case is followed by review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
Volume15
Issue number6-7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

Keywords

  • Catheter based intervention
  • Radial artery access complication
  • Radial artery thrombosis
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Thrombus removal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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