Journal of Anatomy and Physiological Studies


Distal Transradial Access in the Anatomical Snuffbox for Coronary Angiography and Aortography

Author(s): Vilela FD, Boechat E Salles JA, Cortes LA, Ferreira da Costa GB, Manso Vieira WJ

Distal radial artery (RA) access for transradial interventions is a new approach for a technique with 25-years-old. The distal transradial access in the anatomical snuffbox for coronary procedures reduces the risk of occlusion in the RA located in the proximal to the wrist, a frequent finding in patients who develop a forearm RA occlusion due to puncture trauma or hemostasis trauma at the traditional radial puncture site. We demonstrate in this case the possibility of distal RA access to make a coronary angiography (CA) and aortography (Ao) in a public service without any additional equipment or cost, even in difficult vascular access patients.

Mission and Vision Membership Withdrawal Policy Submit Paper Publication ethics
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License © 2018