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Friday, February 17, 2012

Transradial in the Spotlight

As some of you know, the transradial approach to cardiac cathterization is a specialty of CCNM's Dr. Jordan Safirstein. The use of the wrist to access the heart, instead of the groin, has now moved beyond niche procedure and is growing in frequency every year. The lack of associated bleeding complications and improved patient comfort have begun to wear down even the most staunch femoral supporters. While Europe and Asia have zoomed ahead of us in their utilization of the radial artery for cath, the U.S. has begun to catch on. The NJ Star-Ledger recently published a great article along with an online pictoral display of the entire procedure from beginning to end. Check it out here: