Transradial access compared with femoral puncture closure devices in percutaneous coronary procedures


Background: Transradial access (RA) is associated with less complications and is preferred by patients. Vascular closure devices (VCDs) may improve discomfort and may reduce complications associated with transfemoral access. Aim was to evaluate complications and discomfort associated with percutaneous coronary procedures employing RA or VCDs.

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International Journal of Cardiology 137 (2009) 199 – 205