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Krishna Tummalapalli presents an overview of transradial catheterization and PCI as it relates to interventional cardiology.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Discuss radial catheterization related to bleeding risk.
  • Identify the types of patients who are suitable for radial catheterization.
  • Discuss the benefits of radial catheterization vs. femoral catheterization in terms of cost and patient safety. 

Reading Resources:

  1. The Traditional Approach to PCI – Historic Perspective, Current Concepts and Future Directions J. Am. Coll. Card – 2010; 55 (20)2187-2195.
  2. The RIFLE-STEACS Study J. Am. Coll. Card 2012 – 60(24)2481-2489
  3. SAFE-PCI for Women – Trial J. Am. Coll. Card. Intr. 2014: 7(8) 857-867.


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

  • Consultant: Termo Interventional 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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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Release Date: 8/25/2016 | Last Modified On: 4/2/2018 | Expires: 4/2/2019

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