Radial vs femoral access in patients with ACS with or without ST-segment elevation (MATRIX-Access)

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The treatment of patients with acute coronary syndrome with PCI via the radial artery results in a significant reduction in major bleeding and major cardiovascular events when compared with the transfemoral approach, with the benefit of transradial access extending to the STEMI and NSTE ACS subgroups alike, according to a new study.

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