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.

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...

The new recovery lounge at St. Josephs Hospital is designed to make patients feel more comfortable in a less institutional setting.

Feature | July 20, 2010 | Dave Fornell

Transradial access is slowly gaining ground in the United States as more physicians make the switch due to...

Feature | June 23, 2010

Radial access is very popular outside the United States because it offers improved safety, comfort and cost...

Feature | June 23, 2010

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

News | April 27, 2010

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ (SCAI) upcoming 33rd Annual Scientific...

News | March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010 – The Transradial University Web site was launched this week to help expand the use of...

Technology | March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 – The FDA cleared a new family of introducers which offer features intended to minimize...

Technology | February 02, 2010

February 2, 2010 - A second-generation transradial compression bracelet, the Zoom 2010, is being released...

News | January 08, 2010

January 8, 2010 – Transradial angiography leads to reduced patient complications, faster recovery time and decreased...

Technology | January 04, 2010

January 4, 2010 – The new design of the D-Stat Rad-Band incorporates a quick-release feature and a larger...

News | October 09, 2009

October 9, 2009 – Clarian Cardiovascular has established the Midwest’s only Transradial Center of Excellence in an...

TeleTracking solutions TransportTracking is an automated, dispatcherless transport management solution. UIC also uses TeleTrackings BedTracking and Bed Management electronic bedboard components, which ease and streamline bed management.

Feature | July 20, 2009 | Dave Fornell

In the current economy where hospitals are tightening their belts to help get through tough times,...

Terumo's radial access sheath.

Feature | July 20, 2009 | Dave Fornell

Interventionalists using radial instead of femoral access say it significantly cuts bleeding complications...

Technology | May 26, 2009

The new and enhanced VIST Enhanced Carotid and Coronary 7.7 training modules, from Mentice, feature vital signs,...

Feature | March 20, 2009 | Dave Fornell

During TCT 2009 this past fall in Washington D.C. I had the chance to listen to Shigeru Saito, M.D., FACC,...

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