August 2009

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Volume 21 Issue 8
ABSTRACT: Transradial intervention (TRI) approach has emerged as an alternative and competitive method compared with transfemoral intervention (TFI) approach for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in simple to complex coronary disease. TRI, whe…
ABSTRACT: Bleeding complications after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are a significant clinical problem associated with worse patient outcomes, including mortality. A number of studies have demonstrated that the majority of bleeding compl…
ABSTRACT: The economic benefits of transradial compared to transfemoral access for percutaneous coronary procedures are derived from advantages primarily related to a lower incidence of access site complications and earlier ambulation. While multiple…
ABSTRACT: Over the past 20 years, since the first reports, trans-radial vascular access for coronary angiography and intervention has flourished in many countries while still accounting for less than 2% of all cases performed in the United States due…
ABSTRACT: There is an increasing interest in performing transradial (TR) procedures in the United States, but with so few experienced operators, developing a TR program often means figuring out a lot on one’s own. Certain necessary fundamentals — inc…
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is one of the most commonly performed cardiac procedures. Since its introduction over two decades ago, there has been a steady evolution in both devices and pharmacotherapy. Data from large registries have con…