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Open Access The Current State of Transradial Access: A Perspective on Transradial Outcomes, Learning Curves, and Same-Day Discharge

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The adoption of transradial access in the United States and internationally has been growing over the past few years. In the population of patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes, particularly ST-elevation myocardial infarction, transradial access has the benefit of fewer vascular and bleeding complications and lower mortality rates over transfemoral access. We will examine the current evidence supporting transradial access for several patient populations, including those patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes. We will review the literature regarding the learning curve for transradial access with new operators, as well as experienced transfemoral operators new to transradial access. Finally, we will investigate the role of transradial access in same-day discharge for stable patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
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Keywords: learning curves; outcomes; percutaneous coronary intervention; same-day discharge; transradial

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2018

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  • Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification. Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). It aims to continue the work of the GW-ICC by providing a global scientific communication platform for cardiologists that bridges East and West.

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