What is transradial coronary intervention?

The transradial approach (TRA) is the recommended technique for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in acute coronary syndrome, according to the European Society of Cardiology guidelines. There is a large body of evidence showing reduction in bleeding and mortality when the TRA is used.

What is transradial coronary angiography?

Transradial cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to treat and diagnose certain heart conditions. It is also known as transradial cardiac cath or angiography. During the procedure, a healthcare provider inserts a long thin tube (catheter) through the radial artery. The radial artery is a blood vessel in the arm.

What is the most common complication of an arterial puncture?

Arterial Puncture The most common complication is hemorrhage or hematoma formation at the puncture site. This occurs more often in brachial and femoral punctures than in radial punctures.

How is radial artery occlusion treated?

Once radial artery occlusion is confirmed by ultrasound, another treatment option is administration of systemic anticoagulation, such as low-molecular-weight heparin for 4 weeks. Low-molecular-weight heparin treatment increases the patency rate of the radial artery up to 86% after 4 weeks of treatment.

Is coronary angiography risky?

The main risks of coronary angiography include: bleeding under the skin at the wound site (haematoma) – this should improve after a few days, but contact your GP if you’re concerned. bruising – it’s common to have a bruise in your groin or arm for a few weeks.

What is the side effect of angiography?


  • kidney damage due to the dye – this is usually temporary.
  • a heart attack or stroke.
  • damage to a blood vessel, causing internal bleeding – further surgery may be needed to repair the damage.
  • a serious allergic reaction to the dye (anaphylaxis), causing dizziness, breathing difficulties or loss of consciousness.

What are the complications of cardiac catheterization?

Possible risks of cardiac catheterization are:

  • Bleeding.
  • Blood clots.
  • Bruising.
  • Damage to the artery, heart or the area where the catheter was inserted.
  • Heart attack.
  • Infection.
  • Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
  • Kidney damage.

Which wrist is connected to the heart?

Vena amoris is a Latin name meaning, literally, “vein of love”. Traditional belief established that this vein ran directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart.

How safe is a heart cath?

Cardiac catheterization is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced medical team. But, some possible risks include bleeding, infection, and blood clots. A heart attack or a stroke can happen in very rare situations. But, remember, it’s done in a closely supervised setting in a hospital.