Radial Artery Cannulation: A Review Article
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bogdan Tiru, MD
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Baystate Medical Center 759 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01199, USA
Tel: 413 -794-5439
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 02, 2012; Accepted Date: May 15, 2012; Published Date: May 17, 2012
Citation: Tiru B, Bloomstone JA, McGee WT (2012) Radial Artery Cannulation: A Review Article. J Anesth Clin Res 3:209. doi: 10.4172/2155- 6148.1000209
Copyright: © 2012 Tiru B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Percutaneous radial artery cannulation is a well established procedure that is commonly used in the operating room and intensive care units. Relevant anatomy and attention in detail during cannulation and maintenance are important aspects of the technique that enhance patient safety. Access to the arterial circulation will remain important for hemodynamic monitoring and access to arterial blood. This article reviews the current indications, contraindications, pre-procedure assessment, technique, complications, and monitoring of the site.