Latest Transradial catheterization Stories

2013-10-30 11:08:52

Novel study finds using radial versus femoral access during cardiac catheterization may have benefits in women A clinical trial conducted exclusively in women suggests that an initial strategy of using the radial artery in the arm as the entry point for cardiac catheterization or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in women has potential for reducing bleeding complications. SAFE-PCI for Women is the first registry-based randomized trial in the United States and the first multicenter...

2013-07-10 10:19:02

The increased use of cardiac catheterization in New York relative to Ontario appears related to selecting more patients at low risk of obstructive coronary artery disease, with the subsequent diagnostic yield (i.e., the proportion of tested patients in whom disease was diagnosed) of this procedure in New York significantly lower than in Ontario, according to a study in the July 10 issue of JAMA. "The continuing increase in health care expenditures is threatening the sustainability of the...

2013-06-11 11:22:38

Study Highlights: -Opening clogged heart arteries via the radial artery in the wrist is becoming more common. -The wrist route may have fewer complications than the traditional route through the femoral artery in the groin. -Use of the procedure increased 13-fold in a six-year period. The way to a man´s heart may be his wrist. More U.S. doctors are unclogging heart arteries (in men and women) by entering through the radial artery in the wrist, which is linked to less bleeding...

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