Consensus document on the radial approach in percutaneous cardiovascular interventions: position paper by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions and Working Groups on Acute Cardiac Care** and Thrombosis of the European Society of Cardiology.

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Journal Article

Radial access use has been growing steadily but, despite encouraging results, still varies greatly among operators, hospitals, countries and continents. Twenty years from its introduction, it was felt that the time had come to develop a common evidence-based view on the technical, clinical and organisational implications of using the radial approach for coronary angiography and interventions. The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) has, therefore, appointed a core group of European and non-European experts, including pioneers of radial angioplasty and operators with different practices in vascular access supported by experts nominated by the Working Groups on Acute Cardiac Care and Thrombosis of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Their goal was to define the role of the radial approach in modern interventional practice and give advice on technique, training needs, and optimal clinical indications.

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Cited Authors

  • Hamon, M; Pristipino, C; Di Mario, C; Nolan, J; Ludwig, J; Tubaro, M; Sabate, M; Mauri-Ferré, J; Huber, K; Niemelä, K; Haude, M; Wijns, W; Dudek, D; Fajadet, J; Kiemeneij, F; European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions, ; Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care of the European Society of Cardiology, ; Working Group on Thrombosis on the European Society of Cardiology,

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1242 - 1251

PubMed ID

  • 23354100

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23354100

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1969-6213

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1774-024X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4244/eijv8i11a192

Language

  • eng