Controversies in the Management of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Transradial Versus Transfemoral Approach.


Journal Article (Review)

This article discusses the controversies surrounding the use of transradial versus transfemoral approaches in the management of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, beginning with a review of the benefits of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in this population. The unanswered questions about the mechanism underlying the mortality benefit of transradial PCI are discussed, concluding with recommendations for safe and effective strategies for adoption of the transradial approach to optimize outcomes in these high-risk patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bazemore, TC; Rao, SV

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 513 - 522

PubMed ID

  • 28581999

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28581999

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2211-7466

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2211-7458

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.iccl.2016.06.006


  • eng