SCAI Publishes Updated Best Practices for Transradial Angiography and Interventions
December 27, 2019—The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published their expert consensus statement update on best practices for transradial angiography and intervention online ahead of print in Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions.
Radial Artery Access in Unprotected Left Main Stem PCI Analyzed in British Study
December 17, 2018—An analysis of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) database concluded that the radial artery is the predominant access site for unprotected left main stem percutaneous coronary intervention (LMS-PCI), and its use is associated with shorter length of hospital stay, fewer vascular complications, and less major bleeding than with femoral access.
AHA Scientific Statement Supports Transradial Artery Access Procedures
September 10, 2018—Online in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Peter J. Mason, MD, et al published "An Update on Radial Artery Access and Best Practices for Transradial Coronary Angiography and Intervention in Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association."
United Kingdom Study Compares Left and Right Radial Access for PCI Procedures
June 11, 2018—Findings from a study comparing the use of left radial access (LRA) versus right radial access (RRA) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the United Kingdom were published by Muhammad Rashid, MD, et al in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Cardiovascular Interventions (2018;11:1021–1033).
Meta-Analysis Suggests Ulnar Artery May Be a Safe Alternative to Radial Artery for Cardiac Catheterization
February 12, 2018—Ritin Fernandez, PhD, et al published meta-analysis data online in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions reviewing six randomized controlled trials evaluating adult patients who had a percutaneous coronary procedure via the radial or ulnar artery.
Corindus and Medtronic Will Cosponsor Courses at Hospitals on Interventional Procedural Training
January 29, 2018—Corindus Vascular Robotics recently announced that it will cosponsor courses at multiple leading hospitals to educate interventional cardiologists on transradial access techniques and robotic-assisted vascular interventions.
FDA Seeks to Strengthen Public Warnings and Recall Notifications; CDRH Outlines Strategic Priorities
January 18, 2018—US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, issued a statement on the agency's new policy steps for strengthening public warnings and notifications of recalls.
Variations Evaluated in the Adoption of Transradial Access for STEMI Patients Undergoing PCI
November 27, 2017—Findings from a study on variations in the adoption of transradial access (TRA) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) were published by Javier A. Valle, MD, et al online in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Cardiovascular Interventions.
Study Evaluates Impact of Access Site on Outcomes in Patients Undergoing PCI After Thrombolysis for STEMI
November 27, 2017—Online in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Cardiovascular Interventions, Muhammad Rashid, MD, et al published findings from a study that sought to examine the relationship between access site location and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after thrombolysis for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
SCAI Launches Transradial Educational Initiative for PCI Procedures
November 27, 2017—The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) recently announced the launch of TRAnsition for VALUE, a multifaceted educational initiative to inform cardiologists, hospital administrators, and catheterization lab staff about the benefits of expanding the adoption of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the United States.
Fully Transradial Approach Studied for PCI of CTO Applying the Hybrid Algorithm
September 11, 2017—Online in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Erik Jan Bakker, MD, et al published findings from a study that sought to assess technical success, complication rates, and procedural efficiency in a fully transradial approach (fTRA) and a transfemoral approach (TFA) in a large prospective European registry adopting the hybrid algorithm for chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
PREVAS Determines Vascular Access Preference of Patients Undergoing Elective Coronary Procedures
June 19, 2017—Online in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Marlies M. Kok, MD, et al published findings from the PREVAS study of patient preference for radial versus femoral vascular access for elective coronary procedures.
Overcoming Difficult Radial Anatomy During Primary PCI With Balloon-Assisted Tracking
Using balloon-assisted tracking as an alternative to femoral access in cases complicated by severe spasm, tortuosity, or radial loops.
By Senthil K. Elangovan, MRCP; Alex J. Chase, PhD; Adrian Ionescu, MD; and Daniel R. Obaid, PhD
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