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Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107(11): 198. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2010.0198b

Schwalm, T

LNSLNS Professor Dr Pabst is absolutely correct. In the narrower sense, the term “transcarpal” is incorrect. However, it makes sense and covers both methods with just one word.
I am thus far unaware of different side effects after puncture of the radial or ulnar artery. However, this is potentially due to the fact that very few data are available on ulnar puncture.
DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2010.0198b

Dr. med. Dipl. med. inf. Torsten Schwalm
Medicinska Kliniken
Länssjukhuset i Kalmar
Lasarettsvägen
39185 Kalmar, Sverige
t.schwalm@gmx.de

Conflict of interest statement
Dr Schwalm has received honoraria for speaking from Teruno.
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Schwalm T: Transcarpal cardiac catheterization [Transcarpale Herzkatheteruntersuchung]. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(42): 685–91. VOLLTEXT
1. Schwalm T: Transcarpal cardiac catheterization [Transcarpale Herzkatheteruntersuchung]. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(42): 685–91. VOLLTEXT