Association of the arterial access site at angioplasty with transfusion and mortality: the M.O.R.T.A.L study (Mortality benefit Of Reduced Transfusion after percutaneous coronary intervention via the Arm or Leg).

@article{Chase2008AssociationOT,
  title={Association of the arterial access site at angioplasty with transfusion and mortality: the M.O.R.T.A.L study (Mortality benefit Of Reduced Transfusion after percutaneous coronary intervention via the Arm or Leg).},
  author={Alex J Chase and Eric Fretz and William P. Warburton and W. Peter Klinke and Ronald Giacomo Carere and David Pi and Brian Don Berry and J. David Hilton},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2008},
  volume={94 8},
  pages={1019-25}
}
BACKGROUND Bleeding and transfusion after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are known predictors of mortality. Transradial arterial access reduces bleeding and transfusion related to femoral access complications, although its association with mortality is unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine the association of arterial access site (radial or femoral) with transfusion and mortality in unselected PCIs. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS By data linkage of three prospectively collated provincial… CONTINUE READING
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