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.

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 Cardiology (...

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...
News | May 06, 2011
May 6, 2011 – As interventional cardiologists increasingly perform angiography or angioplasty and stent procedures via...
Videos | Radial Access | April 28, 2011
The RIVAL Trial, the largest randomized trial to compare radial access and femoral access for coronary angiography and...
The RIVAL Trial showed radial access has advantages to femoral access.
Feature | Radial Access | April 08, 2011 | Dave Fornell
In the largest randomized trial to compare radial access and femoral access for coronary angiography and intervention,...
Videos | Radial Access | March 22, 2011
Radial access is very popular outside the United States because it offers improved safety, comfort and cost savings...
Videos | Radial Access | March 22, 2011
St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta created a radial access recover room that replaces beds and the sterile institutional...

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 results...
Feature | March 18, 2011 | Adhir Shroff, M.D., MPH
Transradial Approach (Left vs. Right) and Procedural Times During Coronary Procedures: TALENT study Alessandro...

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 catheter size....

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. pivotal...
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, but...

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 paramount to...