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Daily Commercial: Catheter in wrist artery proves safe and effective

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Heart catheterization, a procedure to detect and clear clogged arteries, traditionally involves inserting a plastic tube through a groin incision into the femoral artery. But a new study shows fewer complications if the catheter is inserted through an artery in the wrist. 

 

Allegheny General Hospital cardiologists weigh in on this advance in heart care.  Read about it here.

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