Contemporary direct (“fully percutaneous”) transaxillary (TAx) large-bore arterial access technique advocates for a 0.018” wire to be passed from femoral arterial access to axillary artery to serve percutaneous bailout options. However, in certain patients, avoiding femoral arterial access entirely may be desired. We describe the merits of a “fully upper extremity” (FUE) bailout approach, as a refinement to previously described direct TAx technique.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine