Measurement of radial artery spasm using an automatic pullback device.

  title={Measurement of radial artery spasm using an automatic pullback device.},
  author={Ferdinand Kiemeneij and Bhavesh U Vajifdar and Simon C Eccleshall and Gerrit Jan Laarman and Ton Slagboom and Ron van der Wieken},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  volume={54 4},
Current evaluation of radial artery spasm (RAS), a frequent finding during the transradial approach for coronary angiography and angioplasty (TRA), is subjective. A quantitative measure of RAS will help in evaluation and comparison of management strategies. The objectives of the study were to assess the feasibility and safety of using an automatic pullback device (APD) for removal of transradial introducer sheaths and to establish a parameter to quantify RAS. In 50 consecutive transradial… CONTINUE READING

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