Algorithms for challenging scenarios encountered in transradial intervention.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Transradial intervention (TRI) was first introduced by Lucien Campeau in 1989 and since then has created a lasting impact in the field of interventional cardiology. Several studies have demonstrated that TRI is associated with fewer vascular site complications, offer earlier ambulation and greater post-procedural comfort. Patients presenting with ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) have experienced survival benefit and higher quality-of-life metrics as well with TRI. While both the updated scientific statement by the American Heart Association and the 2017 European Society of Cardiology guidelines recommend a "radial first" approach there appears to be a lag in physicians adapting TRI as the preferred vascular access. We present a review focusing on identification and management of TRA related challenges and complications using a systematic algorithmic approach.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sawant, AC; Rizik, DG; Rao, SV; Pershad, A

Published Date

  • March 2021

Published In

  • Indian Heart J

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 149 - 155

PubMed ID

  • 33865510

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8065373

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2213-3763

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ihj.2020.09.012


  • eng

Conference Location

  • India