Letter by Ozeke et al Regarding Article, “Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Using Radial Versus Femoral Vascular Access: Insights From the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium”
To the Editor:
We read with great interest the article by Kooiman et al1 about transradial access (TRA), which might lower the risk of acute kidney disease but also be associated with future risk particularly in high-risk patients developing chronic kidney disease (CKD).
CKD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It results from diverse causes; however, the most common causes of CKD are diabetes mellitus and hypertension, which are responsible for up to two thirds of CKD cases.2 An adequate arteriovenous fistula or graft is essential to long-term survival and quality of life for patients with end-stage CKD who are receiving hemodialysis because of its lower complication rates, …