Safety and efficacy of repeat transradial access for cardiac catheterization procedures

Ronald P. Caputo, Alan Simons, Alessandro Giambartolomei, William Grant, Kathleen Fedele, Sunil Abraham, Peter Felice, Mark J. Reger, Gary D. Walford, Paolo Esente

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To determine the safety and efficacy of repeat transradial cardiac catheterization, 1,362 consecutive transradial procedures were examined. Repeat transradial procedures were identified (group I, n = 73) and compared with index procedures (group II, n = 1,289). Baseline patient characteristics, procedure success rates (100% vs. 97.9%; P = NS), complication rates (0% vs. 0.08%; P = NS), and procedure times (23.9±27.3 min vs. 18.2±14.7 min; P = NS) were similar between groups. This study suggests that repeat transradial catheterization procedures can be performed safely and successfully in appropriately selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-190
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 22 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Radial artery
  • Transradial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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