Femoral Arterial Access and Closure
About the Procedure
Femoral arterial access is the most common method of vascular access for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States. It is an often underestimated but important aspect of the procedure, and is the single most frequent cause of complications during coronary angiography and intervention. Hyperlinked to this article is a video that shows a PVI procedure performed at VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Campus. [PLAY VIDEO]
The online-only Data Supplement is available with this article at http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/124/5/e147/DC1.
- © 2011 American Heart Association, Inc.