Radial Intervention (Catheterization through the wrist)
While it is difficult to believe, it is now possible to preform a cardiac catheterization via a small needle stick in the wrist. This provides tremendous advantages to the patient.
- Less pain
- Shorter recovery time
- No need to lie flat in bed
- Eat immediately after the procedure
- Shorter hospital stays
- Dramatically fewer complicaitons
What is the transradial approach:
The transradial approach (TRA) to cardiac catheterization has been gaining popularity in Europe and Japan and accounts for almost 50% of the cases in these countries. In the United States we have been slow to adopt this technique and it accounts for < 10% of our cases.
Visit the Angioplasty.org website to learn more
Is transradial right form me:
Currently Dr Zelnick is preforming the TRA on over 90% of his patients. A quick simple test preformed in the office or at the bedside will prove you are eligible.
- Westside Regional Medical Center
- Broward General Medical Center