Quantification of the distal radial artery for improved vascular access.


BACKGROUND There is no consensus in the literature as to which point of the radial artery (RA) is the safest to attempt vascular access. The purpose of this study was to measure the diameter, tortuosity and branching patterns of the distal RA. MATERIALS AND METHODS 140 cadaveric RAs (66 male, 74 female) were dissected and measured. The external diameter… (More)
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0016

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