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Radial coronary angiography and stenting
  1. DAVID HILDICK-SMITH,
  2. MARTIN LOWE,
  3. MICHAEL PETCH
  1. Cardiac Unit, Papworth Hospital
  2. Cambridge CB3 8RE, UK
  3. Department of Cardiology, Heartlands Hospital
  4. Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    1. PETER LUDMAN
    1. Cardiac Unit, Papworth Hospital
    2. Cambridge CB3 8RE, UK
    3. Department of Cardiology, Heartlands Hospital
    4. Birmingham B9 5SS, UK

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      Editor,—We were interested in Mann's editorial on radial coronary angiography and stenting, but disagree with one aspect.1 Mann states that “the discomfort of catheter removal is less than for the femoral approach”. This is the opposite of our own and others' experience using the same equipment.2 3 He adds that “the morbidity of the procedure is less, and patients prefer the radial approach”. In support of this claim, he quotes …

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