Safety and feasibility of transradial approach for primary percutaneous coronary intervention in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Yan2008SafetyAF,
  title={Safety and feasibility of transradial approach for primary percutaneous coronary intervention in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Zhen-xian Yan and Yujie Zhou and Ying-xin Zhao and Yu-yang Liu and Dong-mei Shi and Yong-he Guo and Wan-jun Cheng},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 9},
  pages={782-6}
}
BACKGROUND Transradial coronary intervention has been widely used because of its effects in lowering the incidence of complications in vascular access site and improving patient satisfaction compared to the femoral approach. This study aimed to investigate the safety and feasibility of transradial approach for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS A total of 103 consecutive elderly patients (age = 65 years) who… CONTINUE READING
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