Femoral Access Best practices – Ultrasound Guidance

Published: 12 June 2024

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Maintaining femoral access proficiency is critical to ensure successful interventions. Ultrasound guided femoral puncture is proved to be safe & efficient, reducing the number of attempts, time to access, risk of venipunctures, and vascular complications*.


Troels Thim & Christian Juhl Terkelsen, interventional cardiologists from the Aarhus University hospital (Best Danish hospital for the 15th time) implemented ultrasound guidance as standard practice for femoral interventions more than 5 years. 

They will share the reasons & benefits to systematically use ultrasound guidance in their daily practice. They will also demonstrate how to perform ultrasound guided puncture during real cases, to emphasize the ease of use and time efficiency of this technique.


*Seto A.H. et al. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Jul;3(7):751-8 

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Discover the benefits of ultrasound guidance on both femoral access & closure.
  • Learn how to successfully perform ultrasound guided puncture.
  • Understand how to lift potential barriers to improve technical success.

Target Audience

  • Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Interventional Radiologist

More from this programme

Part 1

Ultrasound Guided Femoral puncture – Learn from your peers’ experience.

Dr Troels Thim and Dr Christian Juhl Terkelsen share their perspectives on ultrasound guidance, its benefits on both femoral access and closure, how to successfully perform ultrasound guided puncture & lift potential barriers to improve technical success.

Part 2

Ultrasound Guided Femoral puncture – Step by step demonstration in real cases.

Dr Troels Thim and Dr Christian Juhl Terkelsen demonstrate during real TAVI cases how to successfully perform ultrasound guided femoral puncture

Faculty Biographies

Troels  Thim

Troels Thim

Interventional Cardiologist

Troels Thim is a researcher and clinician at Aarhus University, specializing in cardiology. He has significantly contributed to cardiovascular research, focusing on heart disease treatments and interventional cardiology. Thim has published extensively on topics like TAVI, anticoagulant therapy, and innovative heart disease treatments​ (Aarhus Universitet)​​ (Aarhus University Pure)​. He is also involved in mentoring Ph.D. students and collaborating on clinical studies​ (Aarhus Universitet)​. His work is recognized for advancing cardiovascular health methodologies​ (Aarhus…

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Christian Juhl Terkelsen

Christian Juhl Terkelsen

Interventional Cardiologist

Christian Juhl Terkelsen is a clinical professor at Aarhus University and an interventional cardiologist at Aarhus University Hospital, performing PCI, CTO, TAVI & TASH procedures, with special interest in optimizing invasive procedures using radial access and ultrasound in alternate access.

Chair of the Research and database working group in Danish Cardiac Society, he is supervising for twelve ongoing or finished PhD-projects on various topics including prehospital diagnosis in patients with AMI, or Value of primary PCI in patients with NSTEMI.

Responsible for the TAVI program at Aarhus University hospital, he is leading the recently published COMPARE TAVI trial.

He is widely recognized in cardiology, with numerous publications and participation in…

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