Current State of Radial Artery Catheterization in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A well-established body of evidence demonstrating the advantages of a transradial approach for coronary angiography and intervention has led to worldwide adoption of this technique. In some countries, radial access has replaced femoral access as the dominant access site for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). More recently, numerous randomized controlled trials have compared transradial and transfemoral access in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and have shown that transradial access is associated with lower mortality and less major bleeding. This review examines the advantages of transradial primary PCI for STEMI patients, addresses concerns in adopting this approach for primary PCI, and reviews recommendations on how to start a transradial primary PCI program.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hinohara, TT; Rao, SV

Published Date

  • November 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 241 - 246

PubMed ID

  • 26206109

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-1740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pcad.2015.07.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States