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July 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26(3) doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.024 Online First

A simple technique for IMA graft angiography and PCI using contralateral radial access

Matthew E Li Kam Wa, Pitt O Lim

Abstract

Introduction While many in the interventional cardiology community consider the debate of routine radial versus femoral access for coronary angiography to be all but over,1-5 there, nonetheless, continues to be a wide variation in the uptake of transradial access worldwide.6,7 Even putting the preferences of transradial enthusiasts aside, it also seems that patients who have had experience of both access routes prefer use of the radial artery.8 Nonetheless, femoral access undoubtedly continues to remain relevant in situations such as large bore and complex intervention, the need for mechanical support devices, and structural intervention. One

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