Manual heating of the radial artery (Balbay maneuver) to facilitate radial puncture prior to transradial coronary catheterization


Unal S., Acar B. , Yayla C., Balci M. M. , Ertem A. G. , Kara M., ...More

REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CARDIOLOGIA, vol.36, no.6, pp.409-414, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.repce.2016.11.011
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CARDIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-414

Abstract

Objective: Transradial access is widely used for both diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures. The use of transradial access offers several advantages, including decreased bleeding, fewer vascular complications, and reduced length of hospital stay and cost. However, the small size of the radial artery limits the size of the equipment that can be used via this approach. In this study we sought to investigate whether preprocedural manual heating of the radial artery facilitates radial artery puncture.