Letters 3. Romagnoli E, Biondi-Zoccai G, Sciahbasi A, et al. Radial versus femoral CI, 0.49-3.48; without crossover: OR, 1.76; 95% CI, 1.02-3.04; randomized investigation in ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome: P = .56). Other baseline variables included in the model, ie, sex, the RIFLE-STEACS (Radial Versus Femoral Randomized Investigation in diabetes, hypertension, height, and creatinine clearance, were ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome) study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60(24): also not independently associated with bleeding. 2481-2489. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2012.06.017 Agostini et al have listed reasons for failure to complete 4. Lo TS, Nolan J, Fountzopoulos E, et al. Radial artery anomaly and its influence on transradial coronary procedural outcome. Heart. 2009;95(5):410- the procedure via RA and propose strategies to remedy this 415. doi:10.1136/hrt.2008.150474 problem. We acknowledge their comments and suggestions to 5. Le May MR, Singh K, Wells GA. Efficacy of radial versus femoral access in the improve procedural success. The sheath used in the SAFARI- acute coronary syndrome: is it the operator or the operation that matters? JACC STEMI trial was the Glidesheath Introducer Sheath (Terumo), Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8(11):1405-1409. doi:10.1016/j.jcin.2015.06.016 which has a hydrophilic coating facilitating smooth inser- tion. Verapamil was also administered routinely via the sheath to reduce radial artery spasm.
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