Evaluation of peripheral arterial pressure on the thumb following radial artery cannulation.

  • Tod Palm
  • Published 1977 in British journal of anaesthesia
The effects of cannulation of the radial artery were studied in 23 patients. Distal arterial pressure on the thumb, measured during radial or ulnar artery compression, was compared with the result of a modified Allen test performed before operation. Distal arterial pressure on the thumb was monitored for approximately 10 days after removal of the cannula… (More)