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What artery is used for angiograms and angioplasties?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Most common:femoral: In the US most angiograms and angioplasties (and stents) are accessed via the femoral artery at the groin. The radial approach is growing in usage but I believe it accounts for only about 5% of cases.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Radiology 34 years experience
Femoral: The common femoral artery (groin vessel) is the most common. If this can't be used radial or upper arm (brachial ) can be used.

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