Author(s): Voudris KV, Georgiadou P, Charitakis K, Marmagkiolis K,
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Abstract OPINION STATEMENT: Since its first introduction, radial access for diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures has progressively evolved with advances in understanding, capabilities, and ease of operation. Numerous studies have demonstrated its safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness. Overall, radial catheterization is a valid alternative to the femoral approach with additional benefits of shorter length of hospital stay and reduced patient costs when performed by experienced interventionists. Moreover, with reduced rates of access site complications and enhanced patient satisfaction, the transradial approach has emerged as the preferred vascular access route for most coronary interventions, even in cases of acute myocardial infarction.
This article was published in Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med
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