Proven to reduce bleeding rates, in-hospital mortality and related hospital costs1,2
Compared to palpation, ultrasound reduces the number of difficult procedures* with a significantly higher first-pass success rate.3
*Difficult procedures are defined as those requiring ≥5 attempts.
Radial artery spasm avoidance
Compared to uncoated sheaths, hydrophilic coated sheaths reduce the incidence of radial artery spasm which may lead to procedural disruption, patient discomfort and procedural failure.4
Sheaths with an outer diameter that is not ≧1Fr of the inner diameter of the patient’s radial artery may cause distal flow reduction – and be a factor in radial artery occlusion.5
% of patients developed evidence of RAO
Compared to traditional compression techniques, patent hemostasis minimizes evidence of radial artery occlusion and vascular access complications.6
- Valgimigli M, et al. MATRIX Trial. Radial versus femoral access in patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing invasive management: a randomized multicenter trial. Lancet. 2015;385:2465-76.
- Data on File. Terumo Medical Corporation. Premiere Perspective Database.
- Seto A, et al. Real-time ultrasound guidance facilitates transradial access RAUST (Radial Artery Access with ultrasound trial). JACC Cardiovasc. Interv. 2015;8(2):283-91.
- Rathore S. Impact of Length and Hydrophilic Coating of the Introducer Sheath on Radial Artery Spasm During Transradial Coronary Intervention A Randomized Study. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010;3(5): 475-83.
- Saito S, et al. Influence of the ratio between radial artery inner diameter and sheath outer diameter on radial artery flow after transradial coronary intervention. Cath Cardio Interv. 1999; 46:173-178
- Pancholy S. Prevention of radial artery occlusion – patent hemostasis evaluation trial (PROPHET Study): A randomized comparison of traditional versus patency documented hemostasis after transradial catheterization. Cath Cardio Interv. 2008;72:335-340