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Memorial doctors perform angiogram from wrist
North Bay Business Journal

Cardiologists at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital recently performed what they describe as a far less invasive procedure to examine the heart and arteries, making it the first hospital in the Sonoma County to perform a procedure that could become the norm.

The procedure, performed in late February on a 73-year-old woman from Sebastopol, was a coronary angiogram in which doctors threaded a catheter through a patient’s radial artery via the wrist to the heart – rather than the traditional method of going through the femoral artery, which is accessed through the groin.