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Transradial
approach

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The Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has emphasized the need for better training and education to learn transradial approach techniques.
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The radial approach for coronary angiography, first reported in 1989 by Dr L Campeau in Montreal (Canada) and then adapted by others several years later for angioplasty, is now used in over 75 countries.

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Benefits
to the Patient

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« I have no concern if they use my wrist again to check my heart. »
- Laurent C, patient
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Cardiac catheterization by the radial approach uses the arm artery to access the heart, as opposed to the traditional leg artery, or femoral artery. The reasons to do this are quite simple.

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Documentation center

The Radialist Documentation Center is:

Visitors are encouraged to submit documents (e.g. slides, videos) to comm@theradialist.org.

Radial access for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)
Ludwig J 20150319

Slide presentation Ludwig J 20150319 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

Global penetration of transradial intervention overview
Saito S 2014

Slide presentation Saito S 2014 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

Slender makes easy complex
Ludwig J 2014

Slide presentation Ludwig J 2014 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

Patent hemostasis as standard of care: not so fast
Bertrand OF - AIMRADIAL 2014 - Patent hemostasis

Slide presentation Bertrand OF – AIMRADIAL 2014 – Patent hemostasis from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

The O2 pilot study, first-in-man. A fiber-optic FFR wire: the Optowire® and Optomonitor® System
Bertrand OF - AIMRADIAL 2014 - Devices

Slide presentation Bertrand OF – AIMRADIAL 2014 – Devices from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

Position statement: radial intervention will become the first choice for all coronary interventions, including STEMI and cardiogenic shock
Pancholy SB 2014

Slide presentation Pancholy SB 2014 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

RADIATION PROTECT trial: a randomized controlled trial of radiation protection with a patient lead shield and a novel non-lead surgical cap for operators performing coronary angiography or intervention
Jolly S 2014

Slide presentation Jolly S 2014 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

Radial artery access and related complications
Schussler JM and Rao SV 2014

Slide presentation Schussler JM and Rao SV 2014 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

Symptomatic acute radial artery occlusion
Bertrand OF 2013 06

Slide presentation Bertrand OF 2013 06 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

A Registry-Based Randomized Trial Comparing Radial and Femoral Approaches In Women Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The Study of Access Enhancement of PCI for Women (SAFE-PCI for Women) Trial
Rao SV 2014

Slide presentation Rao SV 2014 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

Doppler control of radial artery after use of TR-band following coronarography and/or angioplasty: DRABAND study results
Monsegu J 2012

Slide presentation Monsegu J 2012 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

Ad hoc PCI via the transradial approach: how to achieve success
Kirtane AJ 2013 06

Slide presentation Kirtane AJ 2013 06 from International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach

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Our community represents a network of doctors, nurses, students, researchers, health professionals and others, all over the world. We are grateful to our community members for their commitment and comprehensive work in providing research support, training and technical assistance supporting radial approach initiatives in various areas.

Events

TransRadial Endovascular Advanced Therapies 2015
24 April
New York, NY, USA

Transradial Symposium 2015
7 February
Dallas, TX, USA

AIM-RADIAL 2014
23 - 25 October
Chicago, IL, USA

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News

Radiation Exposure Survey
October 10 2013
Radiation exposure survey from the University of Illinois at Chicago. By Mladen Vidovich, MD,  Department of Cardiology, University of Illinois at …

Transradial Access at SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions
June 07 2013
Transradial coronary artery angiography was a major focus at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography Interventions (SCAI) 2013 Scientific Sessions. http://www.dicardiology.com/article/trends-and-advances-transradial-access …

Pioneering Raleigh cardiologist Dr. Tift Mann hangs up his scrubs
December 12 2012
George Toler is on the table at the catheterization lab at Rex Hospital. He’s having the procedure to place a stent …

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