Dr. Jordan Safirstein will be featured this weekend on News 12's health segment 12 To Your Health. It will appear on Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th, at 6:30am, 9:30am and 1:30pm.
The host, Dr. Derrick DeSilva will be briefly discussing the benefits of the transradial approach to cardiac catheterization. Cardiac catheterization is a procedure that allows cardiologists to assess and fix blocked coronary arteries. The radial approach uses a small artery in the wrist, and allows patient to sit up immediately after the procedure, as opposed to the standard groin access where patients lie flat up to 6 hours after the procedure.
Numerous studies have shown improved patient comfort as well as a significant decrease in bleeding complications when the radial approach is used.