Remaining challenges and opportunities for improvement in percutaneous transradial coronary procedures
European Heart Journal, 08/08/2012
Rao SV et al. – The potential reduction in mortality seen with transradial primary PCI must be balanced against the clinical imperative of timely reperfusion. Operators and catheterization laboratories should not begin a transradial primary PCI programme until sufficient radial experience has been gained in the elective setting. In addition, a protocol for femoral bailout should be considered to maintain door–to–reperfusion metrics.