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Leading Interventional Cardiologists Discuss the Advantages of Transradial Access

Four leading interventional cardiologists     January 5, 2009 -- Angioplasty.Org is making available a one-hour online symposium, titled "Transradial Access: The Advantages to You, Your Patient and Hospital", with a panel of four leading interventional cardiologists: Dr. Jeffrey Popma of Caritas Cardiovascular Center, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston, MA, Dr. Ramon Quesada of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami, FL, Dr. Ron Caputo of St. Joseph’s Hospital Cardiology Associates, Syracuse, NY and Dr. Shigeru Saito of Shonan- Kamakura General Hospital, Japan.

The original symposium was held during the 2008 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting on October 16 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC and is being presented through a partnership of Angioplasty.Org, and Terumo Medical Corporation.

A full multimedia version of the hour-long presentation, divided into four segments, can be accessed here, in Angioplasty.Org's Radial Access Center.

The topics covered include:

  • Why we need to see greater use of transradial access
  • Transradial access for STEMI
  • In the modern era vascular complications are still significant
  • My worldwide experience and how transradial has grown

This program should be of interest to any physician who wishes to find out more about this alternate approach to catheter-based procedures, one which has been shown to reduce bleeding and mortality by 50%.

Angioplasty.Org wishes to thank the TCTMD website for allowing this presentation to be seen by a wide audience. Additional presentations from the TCT meetings are available through the TCT's premium service, TCT Gold.

About The Radial Access Center on Angioplasty.Org
To assist in educating the professional and patient population in the U.S. about the this technique, Angioplasty.Org has created the "Radial Access Center for Transradial Approach", a special section devoted to information and news about the transradial technique, for both patients and physicians. The Radial Center features interviews with leading practitioners of the radial technique, such as Drs. Jeffrey Popma, R. Lee Jobe, John Coppola, Shigeru Saito, Kirk Garratt, Tak Kwan and Howard Cohen.

For patients there is also a "Hospital Locator" that lists U.S. centers practicing radial angiography. As Dr. Howard Cohen of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York says of the wrist technique, "Patients really prefer it. 95% of people who've had it both ways would say 'I'm coming back to you, Dr. Cohen because I like this transradial a lot better than the other way!'


Reported by Burt Cohen, January 5, 2009