Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 8 - 2018
Usefulness of TR Pneumatic Compression Band in Transradial Cardiac Catheterization
Muhammad Waqas Mazhar Qureshi1*, Zahid Iqbal1 and Han Naung Tun2
1CPE Institute of Cardiology, Cardiology, Multan, Pakistan
2Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital, Cardiology, Yangon, Myanmar
*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Waqas Mazhar Qureshi, CPE Institute of Cardiology, Cardiology, Multan, Pakistan.
Received: July 06, 2018; Published: July 27, 2018
Citation: Muhammad Waqas Mazhar Qureshi., et al. “Usefulness of TR Pneumatic Compression Band in Transradial Cardiac Catheterization”. EC Cardiology 5.8 (2018): 563-571.
Abstract
Introduction: Radial artery occlusion is a usually silent complication of transradial approach that may prevent future transradial procedures.TR Band provides quick, effective, comfortable hemostasis and reduces arterial occlusion. The purposive significance of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of TR band after coronary angiogram in decreasing the frequency of radial artery occlusion.
Materials and Methods: A total of 180 patients with undergoing coronary angiogram through transradial access of any gender between age 18 - 70 years were included. Patients with history of previous coronary angiogram through transradial access, undergoing PCI and h/o peripheral arterial disease were excluded. Full demographic informations including age, gender were included in the study. The radial artery occlusion (RAO) was assessed by Barbeau test after 24 hours of coronary angiography.
Results: Mean age was 54.19 ± 12.30 years. Out of the 180 patients, 123 (68.33%) were male and 57 (31.67%) were females with male to female ratio of 2.16:1. Radial artery occlusion was found in 14 (7.78%) patients. It was also found that presence of confounding variables i.e. diabetes mellitus, hypertension and smoking, increased the risk of radial artery occlusion though this difference was found to be only statistically significant for diabetes mellitus.
Conclusions: This study concluded that TR pneumatic compression band is a very useful and safe method with frequency of radial artery occlusion is only 7.78% after transradial cardiac catheterization.
Keywords: Cardiac Catheterization; Radial Artery; Thrombosis; Compression
Copyright: © 2018 Muhammad Waqas Mazhar Qureshi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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