Surveys Indicate Greater Patient Satisfaction with Radial Approach

Since 1997, surveys of patients who have had transradial intervention indicate that they are more satisfied with radial access procedures than with femoral. Most often patients cited the shorter post-procedure recovery time and earlier times to ambulation; however, less discomfort and pain have also been reported. Patient preference for transradial […]

At-Risk Patients and Transradial PCI

At-risk patients fall into numerous categories. When considering percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) approaches, three distinct groups are considered very much at-risk: STEMI, obese, and elderly patients. These groups in particular can benefit greatly from the transradial approach to PCI. The primary advantage of transradial PCI is reduced access site bleeding […]