Replacing the traditional method of angioplasty through the femoral artery
in the groin, British cardiac surgeons now perform heart surgery through the radial
artery in the wrist.
The incision taken is very small, the surgery is less painful and requires less
hospitalization of the patient. There are fewer chances of complications and
the surgery is relatively safe. However surgeons performing this operation are
Previously heart surgery through wrists was done for treating blocked
arteries in non-emergency cases, but gradually surgeons found its application
in treating heart attack.