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Apr. 25, 2022

Radial Access Class 1, Level of Evidence A in guidance of ACC/AHA/SCAI

Class 1, Level of Evidence A for radial access

Updated guidelines published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) gave radial access a Class 1 and Level of Evidence A indication for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the followings: 
・Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) 
・Stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) 
・Level of Evidence A 
・Procedures and approaches with high quality evidence from more than one randomized control trial (RCT).


Radial access benefits for healthcare professionals

Benefits of radial access are well-established and include:
・Reduction in access-site bleeding and other vascular complications
・Early post-procedure ambulation
・Increased patient comfort and satisfaction
・Potential improved financial and operational outcomes through facilitation of same-day discharge


Radial access benefits for healthcare professionals

Terumo has pioneered radial access for 30 years, providing state-of-the-art products and supporting thousands of healthcare providers with training and education, to bring a radial approach and better outcomes to more patients and hospitals across the globe.