Angioplasty: threading the catheter through the wrist
..."Basically," he explains, "the same catheter we introduce into the groin artery, we are going to introduce into the radial artery (in the wrist). … It gives us the opportunity to have easy control of the bleeding, and for that reason, the patients don't necessarily have to stay overnight."
"The patients love it. It's much more comfortable. They don't have to lay flat. … They can get up. They can walk around. They can hang out with their families. They can go down the hall immediately."
See the video: Day one of the CBS Heathwatch series, Heartscore 2006. (Click play on the right side of the page.)