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Transradial primary PCI: this is the time for awareness
  1. Bernardo Cortese
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bernardo Cortese, Interventional Cardiology, Cliniche Gavazzeni, 24121, Bergamo, Italy; bcortese{at}

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To the Editor Things take some time to change, but we are on the right path. I must respectfully disagree, however, with the conclusions reached by Patterson and Foale on the performance of transradial primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs).1 After a brief history of the technique and despite an overview of the enormous advantages derived from its use (fewer bleedings, lower incidence of composite end point of death, stroke and myocardial infarction), they reach the …

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