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Postprocedural radial artery occlusion rate using a sheathless guiding catheter for left ventricular endomyocardial biopsy performed by transradial approach

  • Behrouz Kherad1, 2,
  • Clemens Köhncke1,
  • Frank Spillmann1,
  • Heiner Post1,
  • Michel Noutsias3,
  • Burkert Pieske1, 4, 6,
  • Florian Krackhardt1 and
  • Carsten Tschöpe1, 5, 6Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Cardiovascular DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:253

Received: 10 August 2016

Accepted: 2 December 2016

Published: 8 December 2016

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2 Dec 2016 Editorially accepted
8 Dec 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12872-016-0432-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiology, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow Klinikum (CVK), Berlin, Germany
Privatpraxis Dr. Kherad, Berlin, Germany
Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology and Intensive Medical Care, University Hospital Jena, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Jena, Germany
German Heart Center (Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, (DHZB)), Berlin, Germany
Berlin Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Campus Virchow Klinikum (CVK), Berlin, Germany
Deutsches Zentrum für Herz Kreislaufforschung (DZHK) – Standort Berlin/Charité, Campus Rudolf Virchow, Berlin, Germany