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Radial first, but not radial only

EuroIntervention 2021;17:e953-e954. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV17I12A158

1. University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Transradial access (TRA) has become the default mode of access for cardiac catheterisation and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in many centres worldwide and is recommended by current guidelines. However, in some clinical situations the procedure cannot be adequately performed via TRA, and transfemoral access (TFA) is needed. Unfortunately, worse clinical outcomes are observed in patients needing crossover1. It is therefore important to understand the factors associated with crossover, since early identification of patients at risk may influence strategies in the catheterisation laboratory.

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