News | October 27, 2014

Merit Medical Unveils New ThinkRadial Website and Educational Initiative

Online portal will provide specialized training courses and other resources on radial access

October 27, 2014 — Merit Medical Systems Inc. recently unveiled its new ThinkRadial website and educational initiative at thinkradial.com.

The radial approach, which uses the artery in the wrist as the entry point for cardiac catheterization and peripheral procedures rather than the more traditional femoral artery in the groin, has grown in popularity with up to 90 percent adoption in some parts of the world. Radial adoption has been slower in the United States, but momentum is growing quickly. Merit's ThinkRadial is an educational initiative to provide specialized training courses and information to help interventional
cardiologists master the skills necessary to ensure successful radial access.

The benefits of radial access — including easier access, fewer complications, greater patient comfort and faster recovery — have been well documented, but the amount of training required to become proficient in transradial intervention has slowed its widespread adoption in the United States.

For more information: www.merit.com

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