Manual radial artery compression after transradial coronary procedures: Is it safe to go bare-handed?

Abstract

Although the superiority of manual compression of the radial, mainly due to its selectivity and progressive grading, had been hypothesized from the early days of the transradial use, data on efficacy and safety of this method are only scarce. This review tries to delineate the aspects of manual hemostasis in transradial catheterization. Current data demonstrate that manual compression of the radial artery is a possible (second line) hemostatic option in transradial catheterization with main advantage the shorter hemostasis duration, and major disadvantage the need for larger involvement of post-procedural care team in hemostasis.

Manual compression of the radial artery is a possible (second line) hemostatic option with main advantage the shorter hemostasis duration, and major disadvantages the need for larger involvement of post-procedural care team in hemostasis.

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Citation
Petroglou D, et al. Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2019 (Epub ahead of print).