Frequency of radial pulse loss in patients undergoing trans-radial coronary catheterization
Keywords:Loss of radial pulse, Trans-Radial Coronary catheterization, BMI, Gender
BACKGROUND: The advent of coronary intervention through radial artery approach is taking lead due to its superiority over the trans-femoral approach when considered regarding future complications.
AIMS & OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to know the frequency of radial pulse loss in patients undergoing trans-radial coronary intervention / catheterization (TCC).
MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed this study in the department of Cardiology, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore from August2016 toFebruary2017. One hundred and thirty patients with coronary artery disease were included for trans-radial catheterization. The enrolled patients were followed for one month for radial artery assessment.
RESULTS: The mean of age of patients was 56.62±19.26 years. 63(48.5%) were male and 67(51.5%) female patients. Loss of radial pulse was seen in 17(13.1%) patients. The increased frequency of loss of radial pulse was observed in younger age groups. However in the older age groups those who were more than 50 years, none of them had loss of radial pulse. i.e. p-value= 0.000.Gender did not show any statistically significant correlation for loss of radial pulse i.e. p-value=0.151.BMI of the patients was significantly associated with loss of radial pulse. Highest prevalence of loss of radial pulse was seen in patients with normal BMI i.e. p-value= 0.007.
CONCLUSIONS: A low frequency was observed for loss of radial pulse in patients undergoing trans-radial coronary catheterization.
KEY WORDS: Loss of radial pulse, Trans-Radial Coronary catheterization, BMI, Gender
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