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

Ultrasound can help obtain radial artery access. While it may add about six minutes of time to the procedure, utilization may reduce femoral crossover.

Feature | May 29, 2013 | Jeffrey M. Schussler M.D., FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT, FACP
Transradial coronary artery angiography was a major focus at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography Interventions (...

Terumo's TR Band Radial Compression Device

News | May 28, 2013
May 28, 2013 — The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey approved an agreement under which Vascular...

Vascular Solutions recently announced it is now the exclusive distributor of the R-Band radial hemostasis compression device in the United States under an agreement with Lepu Medical Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd., developer and manufacturer of the device. The R-Band, which has FDA 510(k) clearance, is a radial compression device to achieve hemostasis following transradial diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures.

Feature | Radial Access | May 13, 2013 | Ajay J. Kirtane, M.D., SM, Philippe Généreux, M.D., and Stéphane Rinfret, M.D., SM
When cath labs begin performing radial access procedures, both the staff and the operators need to keep an open mind...
Rad Board, Radial Assist, radial access
News | April 23, 2013
??April 23, 2013 — Medical device developer Radial Assist LLC was recently awarded a U.S. patent for its Rad Board, a...
Technology | April 16, 2013
April 16, 2013 — Maquet Cardiovascular LLC has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...
Blog | March 06, 2013
Over the past decade in the United States, there has been growing interest in transradial artery percutaneous access as...
Feature | March 06, 2013 | Dave Fornell
Over the past decade in the United States, there has been growing interest in transradial artery percutaneous access as...
News | March 06, 2013
March 6, 2013 — Terumo Medical Corp. announced it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Vascular Solutions Inc....
The economic benefits of radial, transradial access for PCI  coronary interventions
Feature | Radial Access | March 06, 2013 | Dave Fornell
There has been much discussion about how use of transradial access may help reduce costs by cutting hospital admissions...
Top stories of 2012 in cardiology
Feature | January 29, 2013 | Dave Fornell
To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click on...
Radial access, arm board,

A patient is prepped for a radial access procedure using an arm board extension.

Feature | December 05, 2012 | Dave Fornell
Radial access has been a standard for most patient cases for several years at both the University of Illinois at...
Feature | November 06, 2012
November 6, 2012 — A study has found several benefits in using the radial artery in the arm as the entry point for...
Technology | November 06, 2012
November 6, 2012 — Vascular Solutions launched the R-Band radial hemostasis compression device in the United States....
Feature | October 19, 2012
October 19, 2012 — The 24th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, sponsored by the Cardiovascular...
News | September 17, 2012
September 17, 2012 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first report...