Respect The Radial

Have you considered a radial approach?

As radial access is adopted and more readily available across the world, Cordis is dedicated to providing solutions you need from our comprehensive minimally invasive portfolio. From access to intervene and closure, Cordis has the products you need, including RAIN Sheath™ Thin-walled Introducer and ZEPHYR™ Vascular Closure Band.

Drive patient satisfaction.
Deliver better outcomes.

Fewer complications

Radial access reduced major bleeding by 73% compared to femoral access, and resulted in an 85% reduction in access site complications.1

Patient Satisfaction

80% of patients who underwent both access methods strongly preferred radial access.2

Increased efficiency

Adoption of radial access may improve procedural efficiencies compared to femoral access, including improve recovery room patient turnover with +95% reduction in time to ambulation from 2–4 hours to minutes.3-5

Reduced total cost of care

A systematic review of 14 randomized controlled trials found radial access lowered hospital costs by reducing hemostasis time by 13 minutes, decreasing major complications, major bleeding, and hematoma. Radial access saved $1,116 per procedure in duration-of-stay costs compared to femoral access.6-7

1. Cooper CJ, El-Shiekh RA, Cohen DJ, et al. E  ect of transradial access on quality of life and cost of cardiac catheterization: A randomized comparison. Am Heart J. 1999 Sep;138(3 Pt 1):430-6.

2. Kok MM, Weernink MGM, von Birgelen C, Fens A, van der Heijden LC, van Til JA. Patient Preference for Radial versus Femoral Vascular Access for Elective Coronary Procedures: The PREVAS Study. Catheter. Cardiovasc. Interv. 2018;91(1):17–24.

3. Basu D, Singh PM, Tiwari A, Goudra B. Meta-analysis comparing radial versus femoral approach in patients 75 years and older undergoing percutaneous coronary procedures. Indian Heart Journal. 2017;69(5):580-588.

4. Jolly SS, Amlani S, Hamon M, Yusuf S, Mehta SR. Radial versus femoral access for coronary angiography or intervention and the impact on major bleeding and ischemic events: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Am Heart J. 2009;157(1): 132-40.

5. Kern MJ. Radial Access in Practice. Tips for starting a successful program. Cardiac Interventions Today. September/October 2015.

6. Mitchell MD, Hong JA, Lee BY, et al. Systematic Review and Cost–Benefi t Analysis of Radial Artery Access for Coronary Angiography and Intervention. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012;5:454-462.

7. Ansaarie I, Goldfaden RF, Hardy J, et al. A Retrospective Cohort Study to Evaluate the E  cacy, Safety, and Cost of MáLEI via Transradial vs Transfemoral Peripheral Revascularizations. Vascular Disease Management. 2021.

Introducing #RespectTheRadial

#RespectTheRadial is our commitment to promoting awareness of techniques and products dedicated to safeguarding the radial artery. With a strong focus on prioritizing patient well-being, this initiative underscores our dedication to excellence in vascular care. Through #RespectTheRadial, we unite professionals and institutions to uphold the highest standards of patient care and reshape the landscape of vascular health with compassion, innovation, and clinical excellence.

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The Impact of #RespectTheRadial

Dr Gabriele Gasparini, Interventional cardiologist & Director of CTO Program at Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy

Dr George Adams, Director, Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Research ; Associate Professor, Cardiology at Rex Hospital, United States

Dr. Marios Vlachojannis, Interventional Cardiologist, Klinikum Lippe, Germany