Safe Entry Site for Coronary Angiography: Snuff Box [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-74711 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.74711

Safe Entry Site for Coronary Angiography: Snuff Box

Emrah Bayam1, Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu1, Ahmet Güner1, Regayip Zehir1, Can Yücel Karabay2
1Kartal Kosuyolu Heart And Research Hospital
2Siyami Ersek Heart Training And Research Hospital

Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary artery intervention are important tools for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. Nevertheless both technical and pharmacologic advances, bleeding and vascular complications remain problematic. With recent trials supporting the safety and decreased bleeding risk associated with the radial approach, radial access has become more popular, and conferences instructing on this technique are often standing room only. Herein; a case was reported where coronary angiography was performed by punching through the radial artery snuff box (fovea radialis). Radial angiography from the snuff box allows for easier palpation and punching, less risk of neuropathy, bleeding and less compression after the procedure.

Keywords: Snuff box, coronary angiography, safe entry site.

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Corresponding Author: Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu, Türkiye
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