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Radial artery damage due to sheath fracture: unpredicted complication
  1. Bartosz Olechowski,
  2. Michael Purkiss,
  3. Philip Strike
  1. Department of Cardiology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bartosz Olechowski, Department of Cardiology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Southwick Hill, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO63LY, UK; drolechowski{at}gmail.com

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A 42-year-old diabetic lady with known Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) was admitted with cardiac sounding chest pain. She had previously undergone a primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) to the Right Coronary Artery (RCA) via the Right radial artery in 2009.

This time she underwent a coronary angiogram via the right radial artery. A 6Fr 23 cm COOK Flexor Radial sheath was introduced via a modified seldinger technique …

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