Management of radial artery perforation during transradial catheterization using a polytetrafluoroethylene-covered coronary stent

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  • An 88-year-old woman underwent attempted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) through a right radial approach. Catheterization was complicated by radial artery perforation. Conservative therapeutic options including external compression, advancement of a diagnostic catheter distal to the perforation, and balloon tamponade failed to control the bleeding requiring deployment of a Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent to seal the perforation. We describe the stepwise approach advocated for managing a radial perforation and summarize relevant literature available for the same.
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    Author List

  • Chatterjee A; White JS; Leesar MA
  • Start Page

  • 133
  • End Page

  • 135
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 2