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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-30

Radial loop: Can straightening of the loop push the guiding catheter? Do we need to be more watchful? A case report and literature review

Department of Cardiology, NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Bhupesh Shah
Department of Cardiology, NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad - 380 006, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijca.ijca_53_21

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Radial loops are the most common radial anatomical entity for deferring or failure of transradial approach. Complex loops may not straighten immediately after traversing the loop and may take a few minutes to straighten out. Here, we describe a case of a complex radial artery loop encountered during transradial percutaneous coronary intervention. We furthermore present a literature review and outline tips and techniques to successfully traverse the radial loop.

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