R. A. Chahine, M.D.; M. V. Herman, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. Gorlin, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To assess the risks and complications of the most used techniques of selective coronary arteriography, 891 consecutive studies from three university hospitals were reviewed. Four hundred and thirteen patients were studied by the brachial arteriotomy "Sones" approach and 478 by the percutaneous femoral artery "Judkins" approach. The two groups were comparable in sex and age distribution as well as in the relative number of high-risk patients with severe coronary artery disease. The important overall complication rates are listed below.
These data show only a higher prevalence of local arterial complications in the bracial arteriotomy approach. All other complications and morbidity
Chahine RA, Herman MV, Gorlin R. Complications of Coronary Arteriography: Comparison of the Brachial to the Femoral Approach.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:862. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-862_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):862.
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