Evaluation of a spasmolytic cocktail to prevent radial artery spasm during coronary procedures.

@article{Kiemeneij2003EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a spasmolytic cocktail to prevent radial artery spasm during coronary procedures.},
  author={Ferdinand Kiemeneij and Bhavesh U Vajifdar and Simon C Eccleshall and Gertjan Laarman and Ton Slagboom and Ron van der Wieken},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={281-4}
}
Radial artery spasm is a frequent complication of the transradial approach for coronary angiography and angioplasty. Recently, we have been able to quantify spasm using the automatic pullback device. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of an intra-arterial vasodilating cocktail in reducing the incidence and severity of radial artery spasm. A hundred patients undergoing coronary procedures via the radial artery were divided into two groups of 50 each. Patients in group A… CONTINUE READING

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