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Knots in the catheterisation laboratory during transradial approach: a reply
  1. Surender Deora,
  2. Sanjay C Shah,
  3. Tejas M Patel
  1. Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Sheth V.S. General Hospital, Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Surender Deora, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Sheth V.S. General Hospital, Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380006, India; drsdeora{at}gmail.com

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We have read with great interest the Expert opinion by Gupta et al regarding the knots in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory and appreciate their efforts to overcome the complication during transradial coronary angiography.1 The authors have mentioned that patients above 70 years of age tend to have more tortuous vessels; therefore, femoral approach is preferred, but studies have shown that the rate of major complications is significantly low by transradial …

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