Written for interventional cardiologists by Dr. Morton Kern, in his characteristic easygoing style, this 50-page handbook is a primer on how to begin and perform radial artery cardiac catheterization. It will cover the rationale and technique needed to start a new program. There are several equally good methods to perform the radial artery approach to cardiac catheterization. Dr. Kern outlines a clear, simple, step-by-step methodology for success.
With a decade of data demonstrating the superiority of radial access over femoral access for reduced procedure bleeding and increased patient satisfaction, it is self-evident that for best patient care whenever possible, operators should be thinking ‘Radial First’ for cardiac cath.