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Medical Intel

Oct 16, 2016

transradial-catheterization-when-why-and-for-whom-it-is-a-good-optionMost young cardiologists are now being trained to perform cardiac catheterizations transradially– or through the wrist. Traditionally, this procedure, which is used to diagnose or treat arterial disease, involved inserting a catheter in the groin.

The transradial approach provides a much more comfortable recovery for the patient and lowers the risk of bleeding, which can significantly impact outcomes, even reducing mortality in certain patients.

Listen in as Robert Lager, MD, explains how this procedure has evolved and the benefits for patients, today.