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Why Radial Access?

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

Improve Outcomes Cost Reduction Improve Patient Care
Major bleeding complications reduced Mortality reduced (compared to femoral) Nursing time outside the cath lab reduced. 
Readily accessible and easy to manage site Cost savings up to $3,035 Opportunity for same-day discharge 
Opportunity for same-day discharge  Opportunity for same-day discharge  Improved patient satisfaction
Improved patient satisfaction Improved patient satisfaction  

Successful radial access requires high performance devices customized for this specific access site. Terumo Interventional systems offers a suite of radial products designed to meet specific challenges in treating a wide range of diseases. With its radial specific offerings, Terumo provides comprehensive portfolio of purpose designed sheaths, catheters and closure devices that allow the operators to optimize procedural outcomes while preserving arterial function post-surgery.

In addition, Terumo offers a wide range of specialized guidewires and catheters capable of navigating through tortuous and complex vascular anatomy, to deliver optimized treatment with our coils and  balloons to improve patient’s quality of life.

Radial to Neurovascular
Radial to Neurovascular

Radial to Coronary
Radial to Coronary

Radial to Visceral
Radial to Visceral

Radial to Peripheral
Radial to Peripheral


  1. Adhir Shroff (2011), Transradial Angiography and Intervention Handbook. Pennsylvania, USA: HMP Communications.
  2. 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.
  3. Schussler JM. Effectiveness and safety of transradial artery access for cardiac catheterization. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2011; 24(3):205-209.
  4. Marso S, JAMA. 2010.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.