Radiation exposure during cardiac catheterization: Implications for the transradial approach

A. Komócsi, A. Kónyi, E. Kovács, I. Ungi

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Abstract

Coronary angiography and intervention became an integral part of the modern cardiology. These invasive procedures beside their firmly established benefits also expose the patient to a hazard for access site complication, contrast material and radiation exposure. Transradial access significantly reduces the risk associated with the arterial puncture; however its effect regarding the radiation exposure is debated. Our aim was to review the aspects of transradial coronary intervention in the context of the radiation exposure. This review focuses on key aspects of feasibility and safety related to the access site choice and the learning curve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalInterventional Medicine and Applied Science
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • cardiac catheterization
  • learning curve
  • radioprotection
  • safety
  • transradial approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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