Femoral Arterial Access With Ultrasound Trial - FAUST

Description:

Although fluoroscopic guidance is routinely advocated for vascular access in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization through the femoral artery, no differences in successful common femoral artery (CFA) placement or complications have been noted in randomized trials. The current trial sought to assess whether ultrasound (US) guidance would be associated with a higher incidence of successful CFA cannulation and decreased incidence of complications, as compared with fluoroscopic guidance in pat...