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Dr. Krishnamurty V. Tummalapalli discusses the benefits of transradial cardiac catheterization.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe alternative approaches to cardiac catheterization/PCI
  • List the advantages of the transradial approach
  • Compare the results of transradial and transfemoral procedures

Reading Resources:

  1. Malaiapan Y, Leung M, Ahmar W, Hutchison AW, Prasad S, Katticaran T, Cameron JD, Harper RW, Meredith IT. Guideline recommended door to balloon time can be achieved in transradial primary PCI - the usefulness of a dedicated radial guide catheter. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2012 Dec 7.
  2. Kasasbeh ES, Parvez B, Huang RL, Hasselblad MM, Glazer MD, Salloum JG, Cleator JH, Zhao DX. Learning curve in transradial cardiac catheterization: procedure- related parameters stratified by operators' transradial volume. J Invasive Cardiol. 2012 Nov;24(11):599-604.
  3. Letachowicz K, Letachowicz W, Kusztal M, Weyde W, Klinger M. Routine use of the transradial approach in primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Heart. 2012 Jul;98(14):1106.


Dr. Tummalapalli has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Terumo Inerventional Systems

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 3/6/2013 | Last Modified On: 2/13/2017 | Expires: 2/13/2018

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