The use of the radial artery, the wrist artery, for coronary angiography and PTCA (Balloon) Stent procedures was first performed in 1989. Currently, around 500 clinical heart vessels around the world continue to use radial angiography instead of the inguinal vein in balloon and stent interventions for coronary vascular angiography. Radial angiography is also known as wrist angiography.
How is Radial Angiography Done?
Before the angiography procedure to be performed on the wrist, the patient’s subcutaneous tissue is anesthetized with local anesthesia. Since it is a 3 mm incision, the patient does not feel pain. The risk of complications related to the entry site in the wrist angiography procedure is less than 1 percent. The most important thing after angiography is the compression of the entrance. At Fibo Health, we choose specialist doctors for you and ensure that you enter the procedure with peace of mind.
Radial Angiography Recovery Time
When considered in terms of patient comfort, the necessity of lying still in bed and meeting the toilet needs does not occur in radial angiography. In radial angiography, patients come to the operating room on foot and can return on foot after the procedure.
Radial Angiography Suitable For Who?
Wrist angiography can be applied to everyone except those who have trauma to their arm after an injury or accident and patients who are on dialysis. Of course, patients should see a specialist doctor to explain their complaints and discuss their suitability.
Radial Angiography Advantages
The main advantage of radial angiography over inguinal angiography is reducing the risk of operation and patient comfort. In wrist angiography the risks of vascular ballooning in the inguinal vein entry area, unexpected holes in the arteries and veins, the risk of uncontrolled bleeding in the vein, swelling in the groin area, severe pain, and problems that limit the patient’s movement.
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