Journal article

Prevalence and outcomes of trans-radial access for percutaneous coronary intervention in contemporary practise

Muhammad Asrar ul Haq, It Meng Tsay, Diem T Dinh, Angela Brennan, David Clark, Nicholas Cox, Richard Harper, Voltaire Nadurata, Nick Andrianopoulos, Christopher Reid, Stephen J Duffy, Jeffrey Lefkovits, William J van Gaal

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Trans-radial access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been associated with lower vascular complication rates and improved outcomes. We assessed the current uptake of trans-radial PCI in Victoria, Australia, and evaluated if patients were selected according to baseline bleeding risk in contemporary clinical practise, and compared selected clinical outcomes. METHODS: PCI data of all patients between 1st January 2013 and 31st December 2014 were analysed using The Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR). Propensity-matched analysis was performed to compare the clinical outcomes. RESULTS: 11,711 procedures were analysed. The femoral route was the predominant access s..

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