A Tortuous Path
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Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: May 10, 2018
Expiration date: May 9, 2021
An image can be worth a thousand words. In this course, we review an image of a right coronary catheter accessing the aorta via a right radial artery approach and discuss issues, concerns, and potential solutions for radial artery catheterization.
You Will Learn
- To correctly interpret the path taken by coronary catheters accessing the central circulation from a radial artery approach.
- To list the advantages and disadvantages of radial artery catheterization
- To determine when a coronary angiogram is adequate or alternate approaches need to be taken to obtain adequate coronary angiograms.