Thrown for a loop: Using Left Radial Access for Complex Coronary Artery Interventions


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Thrown for a loop: Using Left Radial Access for Complex Coronary Artery Interventions

For this live case presentation, the right transradial access was initially obtained and a 5 Fr sheath inserted. Resistance to passage of a standard J wire was encountered, and a radial arteriogram revealed a radial loop too tight to cross with a catheter. As loops are invariably unilateral, left radial access was obtained and the procedure completed. Special thanks to Tift Mann, MD, FACC and WakeMed Heart Center.