Radial artery pseudoaneurysm following coronary angiography in two octogenarians.

TitleRadial artery pseudoaneurysm following coronary angiography in two octogenarians.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHamid T, Harper L, McDonald J
JournalExperimental and clinical cardiology
Volume17
Issue4
Pagination260-2
Date Published2012 Winter
Abstract

The radial artery approach to coronary catheterization is considered to be superior to femoral artery access in terms of vascular complications. The authors describe two patients who developed pseudoaneurysm following radial artery access for cardiac catheterization. The patients underwent surgical exploration with good results. Although rare, radial artery pseudo-aneurysms may complicate cardiac catheterization and have serious clinical consequences.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0077164
Alternate JournalExp Clin Cardiol