Comparison of Patients Undergoing Radial or Femoral Arterial Access for Percutaneous Catheterization-Nursing Aspects

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2008 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 19, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2008
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Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Transradial access is a recently developed alternative for diagnostic andf interventional cardiac catheterization. We sought to compare the differences between patients that have undergone PTCA transradial and transfemoral access from the nursing point of view:

  1. Anxiety levels
  2. Pain at access point, pain in general and level of pain during mobility
  3. Differences in feelings of embarrassement
  4. Differences in satisfaction

Condition or disease
Femoral Artery Access Radial Artery Access

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 160 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : April 2008

Femoral access
Radial access

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All hospitalized patients that are candidates for undergoing PTCA.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients scheduled for PTCA without any exclusion criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Dementia
  • Psychiatric patients
  • Unconscious
  • Minors
  • Patients who had PTCA in past
  • Patients who were initially scheduled for different access

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00638586

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT00638586     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HY/102008
First Posted: March 19, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 19, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008