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.

Feature | April 08, 2011 | Dave Fornell

In the largest randomized trial to compare radial access and femoral access for coronary angiography and...

Videos | Radial Access | March 22, 2011

St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta created a radial access recover room that replaces beds and the sterile...

Figure 1: A key to successful same-day PCI programs is correctly identifying suitable patients. UIC Medical Center stratifies these criteria into clinical, angiographic and socio-demographic parameters on the above form to identify candidates.

Feature | March 18, 2011 | Carolyn Dickens, NP, University of Illinois at Chicago

With the increased use of transradial cardiac catheterization throughout hospitals across the country, several...

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

Transradial Approach (Left vs. Right) and Procedural Times During Coronary Procedures: TALENT study...

Medrads Avanta power contrast injection system. Power injectors allow smaller 4 French catheters to be used when performing radial access procedures.

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

Radial artery occlusion rate during transradial access procedures is strongly related to sheath and...

Boston Scientific recently purchased the Sadra Lotus heart valve technology to help create a structural heart product line.

Feature | March 18, 2011 | Dave Fornell

In January the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a big modifcation to the CoreValve U.S....

radial access side board for radial artery access procedures in the cath lab

The cath lab table, along with a slide board, provides more surface area to work during radial procedures. UIC and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center both use a slide board they modified in-house with a saw.

Feature | Radial Access | February 17, 2011 | Bernadette Speiser

The femoral artery approach for cardiac catheterizations has been used as the gold-standard in the United States,...

An angiographic view from an Infinix-i angiography X-ray system shows a left coronary injection with multiple stents that are visible in a totally occluded left anterior descending artery.

Feature | December 13, 2010 | Vinit Lal, M.D.

When it comes to interventional cardiology, increasing diagnostic confidence and reducing exam time are...

Technology | November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010 – An all-in-one micropuncture radial access kit is now available in the United States....

Technology | September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010 – An agreement was reached between AccessClosure and Benrikal Services for distributing vascular...

Technology | September 28, 2010

September 28, 2010 – A guiding catheter specifically designed for right radial access to maximize...

News | September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010 – The features of the Infinix-i angiography systems that make the radial access approach...

Technology | September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010 – With new tax on medical devices beginning in 2013, a guidewire original equipment manufacturer...

Technology | July 29, 2010

July, 29, 2010 – A second generation transradial compression bracelet is designed to obtain a stable...

Use of the radial instead of the femoral artery as a vascular access site can significantly reduce bleeding complications. Above, devices such as the Terumo TR Band allow visual control from start to finish of procedures.

Feature | July 20, 2010 | Dave Fornell

Outside the United States, transradial artery access is used in 50-90 percent of percutaneous interventions...

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