Distal Radial and Ulnar Arteries: the Alternative Forearm Access


Understanding the anatomy and techniques required to access the non-traditional, distal forearm arteries increases the skill set of operators. While neither the ulnar nor distal radial appears to substitute completely for radial access, both have potential applications that should be considered, and their utility should not be ignored.

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Parikh A, Jia KQ, Lall SK, et al. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2020;22:1.