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Evidence-based arterial access site practice in patients with acute coronary syndromes: Has SAFARI-STEMI changed the landscape?

Nagaraja, Vinayak; Rao, Sunil V.; George, Sudhakar; Mamas, Mamas; Nolan, James


Vinayak Nagaraja

Sunil V. Rao

Sudhakar George


Key Points Access site practice in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has been extensively investigated with the data favoring a radial approach. SAFARI‐STEMI does not change the recommendation to use radial access in most patients due to methodological issues with the study. Barriers to widespread adoption of radial access can be overcome by education, training, and mentorship. It is important that operators are proficient in selective use of optimal alternative access techniques for some ACS patients.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 14, 2021
Online Publication Date Apr 10, 2021
Publication Date Jun 1, 2021
Journal Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Print ISSN 1522-1946
Publisher Wiley
Volume 97
Issue 7
Pages 1417 - 1421
Keywords Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and imaging, General Medicine
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