Radial angiography & angioplasty vs. Femoral angiography & angioplasty?

Radial angiography & angioplasty vs. Femoral angiography & angioplasty?

In this video, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, will discuss about radial angiography and angioplasty with femoral angiography and angioplasty. In a patient with acute MI, lot of blood thinners are given and the risk of groin complications, GI bleed and hematoma is high. He will also talk about the current guidelines which suggests that if feasible the primary PCI in acute MI settings should be done with the radial route only. The radial route has lesser risk of complications and the patient can move and is discharged early.