Transradial access for primary percutaneous coronary intervention: the next standard of care?

  title={Transradial access for primary percutaneous coronary intervention: the next standard of care?},
  author={Giovanni Amoroso and Ferdinand Kiemeneij},
  volume={96 17},
OBJECTIVE Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) has been acknowledged by the most recent European guidelines to be the preferred treatment for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Patients undergoing PPCI are expected to receive a broad spectrum of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, which increases the risk of bleedings, in most cases, at the site of vascular access. The burden of bleeding complications after PPCI is as negative as that of ischemic complications not only… CONTINUE READING

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