[Vascular approaches and closure devices for percutaneous coronary intervention]

J Monsegu, G J Karrillon, P Schiano, A Ouadhour
Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie 2007, 56 (6): 263-8
The choice of a transradial or transfemoral approach remains a pivotal decision in percutaneous coronary angioplasty. We discuss here the varying criteria leading to a rational choice in the arterial access choice. Since the emergent transradial approach in France has led to a dramatic reduction in local vascular complications, we also discuss the remaining place of femoral approach and the usefulness of femoral percutaneous closure devices.

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