Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
Safe entry site for coronary angiography: Snuff box [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(3): 228-230 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.74711

Safe entry site for coronary angiography: Snuff box

Emrah Bayam1, Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu1, Ahmet Güner1, Regayip Zehir1, Can Yücel Karabay2
1Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary artery intervention are important tools for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. Nevertheless, despite both technical and pharmacological advances, bleeding and vascular complications remain problematic. With recent trials supporting the safety and decreased bleeding risk associated with the radial approach, radial access has become more popular, and conferences providing instruction on this technique are often standing room only. Herein, a case in which coronary angiography was performed by punching through the radial artery snuff box (fovea radialis) is described. Radial angiography from the snuff box allows for easier palpation and punching, less risk of neuropathy and bleeding, and less compression after the procedure.

Keywords: Coronary angiography, safe entry site; snuff box.

How to cite this article
Emrah Bayam, Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu, Ahmet Güner, Regayip Zehir, Can Yücel Karabay. Safe entry site for coronary angiography: Snuff box. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(3): 228-230

Corresponding Author: Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu, Türkiye
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