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.

A radial artery angiogram demonstrating perforation of the radial artery at the bifurcation with the brachial artery, with evidence of extravasation of contra

Image 1 shows a selective radial artery angiogram demonstrating perforation of the radial artery at the bifurcation with the brachial artery, with evidence of extravasation of contrast.

Feature | Radial Access | May 15, 2012 | Asim R. Zaidi, M.D., Mladen I. Vidovich, M.D., Adhir R. Shroff, M.D., and Bernadette Speiser, MSN, CCRN

 

The radial artery approach is exceptionally well-suited for diagnostic angiography and, with a lower...

The Abbott StarClose SE uses a nitinol clip to quickly close femoral access sites.

Feature | Vascular Closure Devices | February 01, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Manual compression remains the gold standard of care in sealing interventional access site wounds, but there is a...

News | December 30, 2011

December 30, 2011 – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published a paper that...

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Colin Barker, M.D.

At Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute – Texas Medical Center, we have expanded our already robust cardiac...

News | November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011 — A randomized clinical trial examining angioplasty approaches in patients with ST elevation acute...

Feature | September 26, 2011 | Adhir Shroff, M.D., MPH

Effect of Duration of Hemostatic Compression on Radial Artery Occlusion After Transradial AccessSamir B. Pancholy,...

The use of the Barbeau test in radial access procedures.

Figure 1: Document radial artery readings along with the Barbeau test and mark the wrist for quick reference.

Feature | Radial Access | September 26, 2011 | Stephanie Murray RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC

Staff education is a vital component for the successful transition to a predominantly...

Feature | July 15, 2011 | Mladen I. Vidovich, M.D., FACC, FSCAI

Swedish SCAAR Registry data were presented in May during the EuroPCR meeting in Paris. The 30-day ST-elevated...

Feature | July 15, 2011 | Adhir Shroff, M.D., MPH

Impact of Transradial and Transfemoral Coronary Interventions on Bleeding and Net Adverse Clinical Events in Acute...

radial access, transradial hemostasis compression band

Inflation of a radial compression band for rapid hemostasis. 

Feature | Radial Access | July 15, 2011 | Lidia Bochenek-Cobb BSN, CCRN and Katherine Durham BSN, CCRN, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Transradial catheterization is increasingly becoming the access site of choice for many hospitals throughout the...

News | May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011 - Cordis announced it has obtained CE mark for its Empira and Empira NC RX percutaneous transluminal...

Choosing Tools for Transradial, Radial access, procedures.

It is necessary for the radial artery to be easily visualized for the access puncture. An arm support or cradle can be used.

Feature | Radial Access | May 18, 2011 | Angela Iverson RT (R), Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago

When a lab is transitioning from transfemoral to transradial cardiac catheterizations, the process can be either...

Feature | May 18, 2011 | Mladen I. Vidovich, M.D., FACC, FSCAI

There were 15 abstracts presented describing radial access and intervention during the American College of...

Figure 1: Access site and bleeding outcomes from the RIVAL trial.

Feature | May 18, 2011 | Adhir Shroff, M.D., MPH

The results of the highly anticipated RIVAL (RadIal Vs. femorAL access for coronary intervention)[1,2] trial were...

News | May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011 - Cordis announces the launch in Europe of Radial Solutions, a complete portfolio for transradial...

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