First transradial coronary angiography in the UAE

ABU DHABI — Ahalia Hospital in the capital has achieved a milestone in successfully carrying out the first transradial coronary angiography in the country.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 3 Aug 2005, 10:09 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:08 PM

Transradial coronary angiography, which is a relatively new technique compared to the traditional transfemoral approach, involves a puncture in an artery of the wrist, compared to the puncture in the thigh in the transfemoral approach. This is a safer and far more comfortable technique with fewer complications.

The patient, a 43-year-old male Pakistani, was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome by the cardiologist at Ahlia Hospital in May. He was referred for angiography to study the blood vessels of the heart. The patient underwent the procedure using a micro puncture system, after which he walked out of the Cath lab without any support.

The Ahalia Hospital Cathlab is the first full-fledged one in the private sector in the capital.

Dr Anil Kumar, Medical Director, said this proud moment reaffirms the dedication of the hospital in the field of healthcare for the people of the emirate.

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