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.

Dr. Viveka Kumar

Dr. Viveka Kumar is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. Has extensive experience in the field of Cardiac interventions and Electrophysiology. Specializes in complex angioplasties including multivessel, bifurication and left main angioplasties with Rota Ablation, FFR, IVUS, IABP, IMPELLA devices. Has done more than 7500 angioplasties and 2500 balloon valvotomies with good outcomes.

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