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  1. Cardiologia Interventistica, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Bernardo Cortese, Cardiologia Interventistica, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, via Francesco Sforza 37, Milan 20122, Italy; bcortese{at}gmail.com

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To the Editor: We read with great interest the article from Hetherington et al1 regarding a single-centre experience of trans-radial primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Authors discovered a lower (although not statistically significant) in-hospital mortality rate and lower major cardiac or cerebrovascular adverse events with this technique, compared with those with the standard trans-femoral route.

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