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.

Videos | Radial Access | May 06, 2021
Arnold Seto, M.D., MPA, FSCAI, chief of cardiology, Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center and director,...
The STAT2 trial used a combination of the Biolife Statseal potassium ferrate hemostatic patch and a Terumo TR Band to reduce radial access arteriotomy site hemostasis by 50 percent.

The STAT2 trial used a combination of the Biolife Statseal potassium ferrate hemostatic patch and a Terumo TR Band to reduce radial access arteriotomy site hemostasis by 50 percent.

News | Radial Access | April 28, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 28, 2021 — A new study reveals the use of a potassium ferrate hemostatic patch (PFHP) reduces the time to...
The FDA’s market clearance occurred once the agency reviewed EnsiteVascular’s Section 510(k) premarket notification of intent to market the SiteSeal SV device and determined it is substantially equivalent for the indication for use stated: brachial artery closure. Previously, EnsiteVascular received FDA market clearance for SiteSeal SV for radial artery closure.
News | Hemostasis Management | April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021 — EnsiteVascular announced it received its second U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market...
Videos | Radial Access | October 07, 2020
Jordan G. Safirstein, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, director of transradial catheterization for Atlantic Health System’s...
Videos | Radial Access | September 11, 2020
Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has opened one of the region’s first radial lounges in its Gagnon...
The Morristown Medical Center radial lounge uses recliner chairs rather than hospital beds for patients recovering from cath lab procedures using transradial access. The vascular access technique allows patients to immediately walk off the cath lab table following a procedure and they can use the bathroom and walk around during recovery. This is rapidly becoming the preferred access route in cath labs as opposed to the long-used standard of care of femoral artery access in the groin. #transradial

The Morristown Medical Center radial lounge uses recliner chairs rather than hospital beds for patients recovering from cath lab procedures using transradial access. The vascular access technique allows patients to immediately walk off the cath lab table following a procedure and they can use the bathroom and walk around during recovery. This is rapidly becoming the preferred access route in cath labs as opposed to the long-used standard of care of femoral artery access in the groin, which required hours of being immobilized in a hospital bed after the procedure, an usually an overnight stay at the hospital.

News | Radial Access | August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has opened one of the region’s first radial...
 At Mayo, they have a small, tableside-mounted ultrasound console in the cath labs that is used for both radial and femoral vascular access. Table set up with the patient includes a sterile marker, a hemostat for marking the lower edge of the femoral head using fluoroscopy, a micropunture needle, and a still micropunture sheath.

At Mayo, they have a small, tableside-mounted ultrasound console in the cath labs that is used for both radial and femoral vascular access. Table set up with the patient includes a sterile marker, a hemostat for marking the lower edge of the femoral head using fluoroscopy, a micropunture needle and a still micropunture sheath. Photo and slides courtesy of Yader Sandoval, M.D.

Feature | Vascular Access | June 10, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Vascular access site bleeding is associated with higher complications and mortality rates. For decades 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 20...
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released an updated expert consensus statement for the “SCAI Best Practices for Transradial Angiography and Intervention.”
News | Radial Access | January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released an updated expert...
News | Radial Access | December 30, 2019
December 30, 2019 — Merit Medical Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of proprietary devices used primarily in...
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...
Videos | Radial Access | October 22, 2019
Sunil Rao, M.D., chief of cardiology, Durham VA Health System and a professor at Duke University, and Prashant Kaul, M....
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 radial...
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 portfolio,...
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 available...