Eversion endarterectomy complicating radial artery access for left heart catheterization

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Apr;58(4):478-80. doi: 10.1002/ccd.10441.


The use of the radial artery for arterial access for left heart catheterization is gaining popularity. We report the first case of traumatic eversion endarterectomy following the removal of the arterial sheath after the cannulation of the radial artery. The patient has no long-term vascular compromise of the limb and did not require surgical intervention.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cardiac Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Cardiac Catheterization / methods
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / methods
  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis
  • Coronary Disease / surgery
  • Endarterectomy / methods*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular / diagnostic imaging*
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Radial Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Radial Artery / surgery*
  • Radiography
  • Risk Assessment
  • Treatment Outcome