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Radial Access Session to be Featured at ISET 2009
Major Meeting on Angioplasty, Stents and Endovascular Therapies to Present "Radial Access Techniques and Applications"

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Panel at ISET 2009ardiologists     January 12, 2009 -- The 21st annual ISET meeting in Florida, being held January 18-22, 2009, is featuring a special concurrent session on Monday, January 19 from 4:30-6:00pm. Titled "Radial Access Techniques and Applications", Dr. Ramon Quesada of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami will moderate a panel with Jeffrey J. Popma, MD of St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston and Ron Caputo, MD of St. Joseph’s Hospital Cardiology Associates in Syracuse, New York.

The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapies (ISET) is the latest major U.S. interventional meeting to feature a session on the transradial approach, a technique for inserting catheters through the wrist artery that is steadily gaining notice in the United States. A breakfast symposium, titled "Transradial Access: The Advantages to You, Your Patient and Hospital", was held during the 2008 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in October 16 and can be viewed in full at Angioplasty.Org.

The schedule for the Concurrent Session, "Radial Access Techniques and Applications", is:

  • 4:30 PM
    "Why We Need to See Greater Use of Transradial Access "
    Speaker: Jeffrey Popma, MD
  • 4:45 PM
    "Basic Techniques for Successful Radial Access and Prevention of Complications"
    Speaker: Ramon Quesada, MD, FACP, FACC,FSCAI
  • 5:00 PM
    "Peripheral Procedures with Radial Access: Advantages and Limitations"
    Speaker: Ronald Caputo, MD
  • 5:15 PM
    "Transradial Access for Complex Coronary Interventions, CTO and STEMI"
    Speaker: Ramon Quesada, MD, FACP, FACC,FSCAI
  • 5:30 PM
    "Worldwide Experience with Transradial Access"
  • 5:45 PM
    "Case Presentations and Discussion of Transradial Techniques"
    Moderators: Jeffrey Popma, MD, Ramon Quesada, MD, FACP, FACC,FSCAI, Ronald Caputo, MD
  • 6:00 PM

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%.

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 12, 2009