For Your Health: Radial Catherization

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Radial Cath
February 2009

Traditional catherization can sometimes be replaced by a new option that allows for entry through the radial artery in the wrist. 

There is little bleeding afterward and there is a reduced chance of infection.  50% of the catherizations at Bassett are now done through the wrist.

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