More Cardiac Catheterization Procedures Starting from the Wrist

Access through the radial artery in the forearm leads to fewer bleeding complications.

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For many years, doctors performing cardiac catheterization procedures started with an incision in the upper thigh and the placement of a catheter in the femoral artery. But in recent years, more doctors are using the radial artery in the wrist and forearm to gain access to the heart.
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