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Transbrachial Access

  • George V. Moukarbel
  • Frederic S. Resnic
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Abstract

Although less commonly resorted to as an access site, the brachial artery represents a good access location for several cardiovascular procedures in select patients. Careful access technique and hemostasis are important to reduce the incidence of complications. Compartment syndrome carries significant morbidity, and prompt recognition is a key to successful management.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Toledo Medical Center, Division of Cardiovascular MedicineToledoUSA
  2. 2.University of Toledo College of MedicineToledoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineThe Landsman Cardiovascular CenterBurlingtonUSA
  4. 4.Comparative Effectiveness Research Institute, Lahey Hospital and Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA
  5. 5.Tufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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