Comparison of novel 6.5 Fr sheathless guiding catheters versus 5 Fr guiding catheters for transradial coronary intervention.

@article{Chiam2011ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of novel 6.5 Fr sheathless guiding catheters versus 5 Fr guiding catheters for transradial coronary intervention.},
  author={Paul Toon-Lim Chiam and Bing Liu and Aaron L Wong and Philip En Hou Wong and Tse Hui Lim and Tsingyi Koh and Victor Y T Lim},
  journal={EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 8},
  pages={
          930-5
        }
}
AIMS To assess the safety and efficacy of a novel sheathless (SH) 6.5 Fr (French) hydrophilic-coated guiding catheter (GC) compared to the standard 5 Fr GCs in transradial coronary interventions (TRI). METHODS AND RESULTS Patients undergoing TRI with 6.5 Fr SH or 5 Fr GCs were included. Baseline characteristics and in-hospital outcomes were recorded. Primary endpoints were procedural success and presence of radial pulse at discharge. Secondary endpoints were successful GC support, in-hospital… CONTINUE READING