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What artery is used for angiograms and angioplasties?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Charles Jost
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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