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.

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 ...

transradial approach, same-day cardiac procedures, radial access, $300 million annual savings, JACC Cardiovascular Interventions study
News | Radial Access | February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 — If hospitals can perform more...

Technology | Radial Access | February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 — Medtronic plc announced that its coronary portfolio will now include the DxTerity Diagnostic...

HyperMed Imaging, HyperView portable tissue oxygenation measurement system, FDA clearance
Technology | Point of Care Testing | January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017 — HyperMed Imaging Inc. announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

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