Fecha de la publicación: 03/05/2014
Autor: August Ysa 1, Marta Lobato 2, Roberto Gómez 2, Amaia Arruabarrena 2, Matthew Metcalfe 3, Juan L Fonseca 2
1Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital de Cruces, Barakaldo, Spain. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital de Cruces, Barakaldo, Spain.
3Vascular Surgery Department, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, United Kingdom.
Antegrade puncture is a routinely used technique of obtaining access to the common femoral artery to perform infrainguinal interventions. However, antegrade arterial access can be challenging in the presence of hostile, scarred groins, obesity, or a high common femoral artery bifurcation. A simple method of converting a retrograde femoral access to an antegrade catheterization using an inexpensive and universally available monofilament suture is presented.
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