Radial access provides 33% reduction in access-site bleeding complications, a significant issue associated with increased mortality.1-2 Radial access is associated with a 28% reduction in all-cause mortality when compared to femoral access.2 Another major advantage of radial access is the improved quality-of-life. Rapid ambulation obtained with via radial access decreases back pain and patients report overall less bodily pain.1
Below are proven benefits of radial access.2-6
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- Valgimigli M, et al. MATRIX Trial. Radial versus femoral access in patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing invasive management: a randomized multicenter trial. Lancet. 2015;385:2465-76.
- Schussler JM. Effectiveness and safety of transradial artery access for cardiac catheterization. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2011; 24(3):205-209.
- Marso S, JAMA. 2010.
- Duffin DC, Muhlestein JB, Allisson SB, et al. Femoral arterial puncture management after percutaneous coronary procedures: a comparison of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction between manual compression and two different vascular closure devices. J Invasive Cardiol. 2001;13(5):354-362.
- Amin A, et al. Costs associated with access site and same-day discharge among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017;10(4):342-51.