Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2022 May 13. Epub 2022 May 13.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Cerebral & Cardiovascular Center, 6-1, Kishibe-shimmachi, Suita, Osaka 564-8565, Japan; Department of Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1, Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan.
Background: The distal radial approach (DRA) is a novel catheter cannulation technique to access the distal radial artery for coronary angiography (CAG). It is associated with less occurrence of puncture site occlusion than the conventional transradial approach. However, cannulation failure occasionally occurs due to difficulty in puncturing the smaller distal radial artery. Read More