Treatment of recurrent radial artery pseudoaneurysms by prolonged mechanical compression

Babak Nazer, Andrew Boyle

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As radial artery pseudoaneurysm (PA) is a rare complication of transradial catheterization, data on their management are sparse. Here, we report the case of a 77-year-old woman who underwent right transradial diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and subsequently developed a symptomatic PA. She underwent initial treatment with 20 minutes of mechanical compression with a Hemoband (Hemoband Corporation) with initial success. Three weeks later, she developed recurrence of her PA, and was treated with 24 hours of mechanical compression, wearing the Hemoband as an outpatient, with sustained resolution of the PA confirmed by ultrasound 1 month later, and no neurologic or further vascular complications. In addition to demonstrating that an initial PA as well as its recurrence can be treated with prolonged mechanical compression, we review the literature regarding radial artery PAs and their treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-359
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • pseudoaneurysm
  • radial artery
  • transradial catheterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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