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Using Left Radial Access for Complex Coronary Artery Interventions

Tift Mann, MD, FACC

For this case, the right transradial access was initially obtained and a 5 Fr sheath inserted. Resistance to passage of a standard J wire was encountered, and a radial arteriogram revealed a radial loop too tight to cross with a catheter. As loops are invariably unilateral, left radial access was obtained and the procedure completed.

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