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Iatrogenic radial arteriovenous fistula
  1. Nagaraja Moorthy1,
  2. Rajiv Ananthakrishna2
  1. 1 Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  2. 2 Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rajiv Ananthakrishna; rajiva.ms{at}gmail.com

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A 62-year-old female underwent successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention for an acute anterior wall myocardial infarction via the right radial artery access. The patient presented 3 months later for a routine follow-up. There was a dilated superficial vein at the level of the distal right radial artery, with a palpable thrill at the access site (figure 1A). Subsequent Doppler ultrasound imaging demonstrated a radial arteriovenous fistula with …

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