radial artery


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Noun1.radial artery - branch of the brachial artery beginning below the elbow and extending down the forearm around the wrist and into the palmradial artery - branch of the brachial artery beginning below the elbow and extending down the forearm around the wrist and into the palm
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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Risk factors for radial artery harvest site infection following coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Infusion of low-dose heparin was found to significantly prolong the patency of radial artery catheters and reduce the risk of clot formation.
Reverse flow fistulae, such as the Proximal Radial Artery arteriovenous fistula (PRA-AVF), are relatively new to most patient care staff.
Most conspicuously lacking from the harbor seal foreflipper are two major arteries, a superficial brachial artery and a radial artery, and their branches.
He says the easy way to check a pulse is to "go around the hand." Place the two middle fingers just below your wrist, and feel over the radial artery until you feel a beat.
He says an easy way to check your pulse is to reach under and support one wrist (palm up) with theother hand, and use the two middle fingers of the supporting hand to search for the radial artery until you find a beat.
Cooper says that the easiest way to check your pulse is to place your two middle fingers around your hand just below your wrist, over the radial artery. Then count the number of heartbeats for one minute.
Afterward, Cohen shows three locations to take a heart rate--the carotid artery, radial artery and temple.
Whereas respiratory therapy technicians generally limit their arterial punctures to the radial artery, family practice residents are often called after attempts at radial artery puncture by the technicians have failed.
Summary: Balloon catheter is an innovative medical device that comprises guidewire and catheter, which is inserted into the femoral artery in the leg or sometimes into the radial artery in the arm to treat constricted blood vessels.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 31 found that using the radial artery from the arm produced a superior, longer-lasting result.