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Sheathless transradial coronary angioplasty in an achondroplasic patient with ST elevation myocardial infarction
  1. Nasir Rahman1,
  2. Amjad Nabi2,
  3. Ibrahim Gul1,3
  1. 1Aga Khan University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  3. 3Department of Medicine, Agha Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nasir Rahman, nasir.rahman{at}


We present a case of a 50-year-old man with achondroplasia, who presented with anterior ST segment myocardial infarction (STEMI). He was taken urgently to the catheterisation laboratory. Owing to his short stature, it was not possible to insert a radial artery sheath so he underwent a sheathless primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) through the right radial artery, with no complication. He was shifted to the coronary care unit and had an uneventful hospital course. He was discharged in stable condition and follows up regularly as an outpatient.

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