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Transradial angiography may deleteriously affect patency of radial artery grafts

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7473.1046 (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1046
  1. Cheng-Hon Yap, cardiothoracic surgery registrar (yapch@svhm.org.au),
  2. James F Kenny, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon
  1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Geelong Hospital, Victoria 3220, Australia
  2. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Geelong Hospital, Victoria 3220, Australia,

    EDITOR—The review by Archbold et al comprehensively outlines the many advantages of radial access.1 However, it does not touch on the potential harmful effects that such an approach may have on the patency of radial artery grafts when patients later have coronary artery bypass grafts.

    Current interest in the use of radial …

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