Radial Access

This channel includes news, techniques and new technology innovations for radial access, also called transradial access or radial artery access. This concerns the location of introducer sheaths and vascular access for interventional procedures. Radial access is supported to result in fewer complications compared to femoral access.

Radial access in the U.S. is now approaching 50 percent. Tranradial access also shows benefit for mortality and decreases in acute kidney injury (AKI).
Feature | Radial Access | February 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Transradial access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the United States has grown rapidly over the past...

News | Radial Access | December 30, 2019

December 30, 2019 — Merit Medical Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of...

The three sites most often used for distal radial artery access are the (1) anatomic snuffbox above the scaphoid (left), (2) adjacent to the snuffbox at the trapezium bone (center), and (3) the first intermetacarpal space (right). The author’s preference is either of the first two options, although good outcomes have been reported with use of the intermetacarpal space.

The three sites most often used for distal radial artery access are the (1) anatomic snuffbox above the scaphoid (left), (2) adjacent to the snuffbox at the trapezium bone (center), and (3) the first intermetacarpal space (right). The author’s preference is either of the first two options, although good outcomes have been reported with use of the intermetacarpal space.

Feature | Radial Access | November 21, 2019 | Enrique Flores, M.D., RPVI
Interest in distal radial artery access (DRA) is growing rapidly. Among the benefits of DRA are the low risk of entry...
Merit Medical Launches PreludeSync Evo Radial Compression Device
News | Hemostasis Management | August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019 – Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the U.S. commercial launch of the PreludeSync Evo...

Cordis Announces U.S. Launch of Radial 360 Portfolio
Technology | Radial Access | May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 — Cordis, a Cardinal Health company, recently announced the full U.S. launch of its Radial 360...

PreludeSync Distal Compression Device Available Globally
Technology | Hemostasis Management | February 01, 2019

February 1, 2019 — Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced that the PreludeSync Distal Compression Device is now...

Ferdinand Kiemeneij, M.D., explains the history of the transradial access during an interview with DAIC at TCT 2017.

Ferdinand Kiemeneij, M.D., explains the history of the transradial access during an interview with DAIC at TCT 2017.

Feature | Radial Access | February 22, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Interventional cardiology has witnessed a rapid and constant evolution in both techniques and device technology...

Videos | Radial Access | February 16, 2018

The father of transradial artery access,...

Videos | Cath Lab | January 04, 2018

Bernadette Speiser, BSN, MSN, CCRN, RCIS, a cardiac cath/EP nurse at Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif...

SCAI Launches TRAnsition for VALUE Radial Access Educational Initiative
News | Radial Access | November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions recently announced the launch of...

Merit Medical Announces Advanced Interventional Cardiology Transradial Intervention Education Course
News | Radial Access | August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 — Merit Medical Systems Inc. will partner with internationally renowned interventional cardiologist...

radial access, transradial access trial using anticoagulants
News | Radial Access | June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017 — In patients undergoing ...

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