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Keywords:

  • radial artery;
  • arterial access;
  • vascular complications;
  • percutaneous coronary intervention

Abstract

In response to growing U.S. interest, the Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions recently formed a Transradial Committee whose purpose is to examine the utility, utilization, and training considerations related to transradial access for percutaneous coronary and peripheral procedures. With international partnership, the committee has composed a comprehensive overview of this subject presented herewith. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.