Kintur A Sanghvi

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OBJECTIVE Radial artery spasm remains a major complication of transradial coronary interventions. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of three different intra-arterial vasodilating cocktails in reducing the incidence of radial artery spasm in patients undergoing transradial coronary angiography. The secondary goal was to assess the predictors(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to compare door-to-balloon times and other variables in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using transfemoral or transradial approaches. BACKGROUND Transradial PCI has been shown to lower the risk of access site complications but(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous intervention of iliac artery (IA) and superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease is often performed via ipsilateral or contralateral femoral access. However, this approach may be difficult in patients with severe iliac or common femoral artery atherosclerosis, morbid obesity, or conditions prohibiting prolonged bed rest. Percutaneous(More)
OBJECTIVE The immediate effects of transradial access on the radial artery wall are unknown. In this study we sought to assess the histological changes induced by catheterization on the radial artery. METHODS Thirty-four patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) had radial arteries harvested to serve as bypass conduits. The proximal and(More)
BACKGROUND Radial artery access for transradial catheterization is obtained using either Seldinger or modified Seldinger technique. There is no comparative evaluation of the safety and benefits of these two techniques. METHODS Four hundred twelve patients undergoing transradial catheterization were randomized to group I (n = 210) Seldinger technique, and(More)
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can cause diverse cardiovascular complications. In HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy, the prevalence of myocardial infarction has steadily increased over the years. Young patients who are naïve to antiretroviral therapy and who experience coronary events are not well represented in the medical literature. We(More)
Increased understanding and increased adoption of transradial catheterization across the world have led to further exploring of radial artery access for transradial endovascular interventions in peripheral artery disease (PAD). This article discusses the advantages and limitations of the transradial approach for endovascular medicine by using case examples,(More)