Radial Solutions

Transradial Intervention

Proven to reduce bleeding rates, in-hospital mortality and related hospital costs1,2

Ultrasound: Increase first-pass success rate of radial artery cannulation
Ultrasound vs. Palpation (image)

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.

Hydrophilic Sheath: Reduce radial artery spasm with hydrophilic coated sheaths
Hydrophilic coated sheath vs. Uncoated sheath (image)

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


Sheath-to-Artery Ratio: Reduce the risk of radial artery occlusions (RAO) with the right-sized sheath
Optimal Sheath-to-Artery Ratio (image)

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


Patent Hemostasis: Reduce radial artery occlusion (RAO) with patent hemostasis technique
Patent hemostasis vs. Traditional compression technique

% of patients developed evidence of RAO

Compared to traditional compression techniques, patent hemostasis minimizes evidence of radial artery occlusion and vascular access complications.6