Tag Archives: radial access


TAVR: Should Transradial Approach be the Second Access Site?

TAVR: Should Transradial Approach be the Second Access Site?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. One of the major challenges we interventional cardiologists still face is access management. Reduced device diameter and improved transcatheter closure, together with increased operator experience, have significantly reduced vascular complications. However, we shouldn’t lose sight of the secondary access, usually transfemoral, generally used in case of primary access site related

Consenso internacional para prevenir la oclusión radial luego de las intervenciones

International Consensus to Prevent Radial Artery Occlusion After Interventions

This study provides the steps to follow in order to prevent or at least reduce radial artery occlusion after using it as an access for a diagnosis or treatment study. The use of transradial access is exponentially increasing worldwide due to its lower chance of bleeding events and vascular complications than transfemoral access. Radial artery

ACC 2019 | SAFARI: sorpresivamente, el acceso radial no ofrece ventajas en el infarto

ACC 2019 | SAFARI: Unexpectedly, Radial Approach Offers No Benefits In STEMI

This study was not able to show benefits in terms of mortality or bleeding when using radial vs. femoral approach in patients undergoing ST elevation myocardial Infarction. This small trial does not change things for “radialists” way past their learning curve who already feel confident with this technique. For them, there is no way back.

Successful CTO Reduces Local and Remote Residual Ischemia

CTO: in Radial Access with Similar Results to Femoral

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. One of the characteristics of chronic total occlusion (CTO) is the use of two access routes: femoral and radial. The radial approach is safer, but it has not been thoroughly analyzed in this type of PCI. The study looked at 3709 patients undergoing left main percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for


Less Bivalirudin and Minimal Use of Ultrasound for Puncture Is the Worldwide Trend in Transradial Access

A worldwide survey shows there is much room for improvement as regards transradial access procedures, particularly for the prevention of radial artery occlusion post-procedure. While in many places this has been a standard technique for some time now, other places are yet to evolve, and that is the result of this survey. In the past

Un truco sencillo para mejorar nuestras punciones radiales

A Simple Trick to Improve Our Transradial Punctures

Transradial access is here to stay; that much has been clear for some time now. However, some operators still resist change and the systematic use of this technique shows great geographical dispersion. Some of its limitations are a difficulty to obtain access and the somewhat frequent occurrence of radial artery occlusion after the procedure. This

MATRIX: Superioridad del acceso radial al año

ESC 2018 | MATRIX: 1-Year Superiority of Transradial Access

Transradial access should be the access of choice in patients with acute coronary syndrome, while bivalirudin has not shown any benefit for this population. The long-term follow-up from the MATRIX (Minimizing Adverse Hemorrhagic Events by Transradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of Angiox) trial confirms the results at 30 days: transradial access is here to stay


Manual vs. Mechanical Compression after Transradial Catheterization

For patients undergoing transradial catheterization, whether puncture site compression is manual or mechanical has no significant difference as regards post procedural radial artery occlusion (RAO) rate. Hemostasis is shorter with manual compression, but it seems difficult to implement in the clinical practice. We could carry out an economical sub-analyzis of this study to find out

LeDRA: Acceso radial izquierdo “distal” para angiografía y angioplastia

EuroPCR 2018 | LeDRA: Left Distal Radial Approach for angiography and angioplasty

The left distal radial artery has been recently proposed as an alternative in selected patients with high success rate and low complications rate. This study evaluated the feasibility and safety of this puncture both for coronary angiography and angioplasty. It included 200 consecutive patients with palpable left distal radial artery punctured by three expert operators.

Acceso arterial luego de la administración de trombolíticos

Arterial Access After Thrombolysis

In the subgroup of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction who fail thrombolysis, transradial access reduces both bleeding and mortality, according to the results of this new study recently published in JACC Cardiovascular Interventions. Overall, transradial access following failed thrombolysis was associated with a 70% reduction in vascular complications, a 28% reduction in combined in-hospital