The way to the heart is all in the wrist: transradial catheterization and interventions.

M. J. Nickolaus, Ian Gilchrist, Steven Ettinger

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Abstract

Currently, the transradial approach to cardiac catheterization and interventions is becoming a more popular method of access in the United States. Although the radial access site is not new (the approach dates back to the 1940s), it has only in the last few years become more widespread. This article provides the expert and advanced practice nurse with an understanding of the transradial approach to catheterization and percutaneous coronary interventions. The following aspects are discussed: the historical perspective, the technique, the nursing care and potential complications of the transradial approach, as well as the future directions for nursing and medical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-71
Number of pages10
JournalAACN clinical issues
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Leadership and Management
  • Care Planning
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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