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Comparative study of the use of diltiazem as an antispasmodic drug in coronary angiography via the transradial approach

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Author(s): Mont'Alverne Filho José Ronaldo | Assad João Alexandre Rezende | Zago Alexandre do Canto | Costa Ricardo Leite Vieira da | Pierre Antonio Guarany Mont'Alverne | Saleh Mohamed Hassan | Barretto Rodrigo | Braga Sérgio Luiz Navarro | Feres Fausto | Sousa Amanda Guerra Moraes Rego | Sousa José Eduardo Moraes Rego

Journal: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
ISSN 0066-782X

Volume: 81;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: radial | angiography | coronary

ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of the use, prior to the procedure, of injectable diltiazem to prevent complications. METHODS: Between September 2000 and July 2001, 50 patients underwent transradial coronary angiography and were randomized to receive placebo (GI) or diltiazem (GII) through a catheter inserted into the radial artery. All patients received isosorbide mononitrate. Ultrasound analyses of the radial artery were performed before examination, 30 minutes afterwards, and 7 days afterwards to evaluate the flow, the diameter, and the artery output. RESULTS: The radial artery diameter of GI was 2.4± 0.5 mm before the procedure and 2.3±0.5 mm after 30 minutes (NS), whereas in GII the diameter was 2.2±0.3 mm before the examination and 2.5±0.4 mm 30 minutes after it (P

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