This program is geared toward healthcare professionals seeking to gain confidence in performing percutaneous coronary procedures via the radial approach. Participants will discuss the safety and economic benefits of using radial over femoral access and will be introduced to proper technique, device selection, and cath lab setup. Vascular anatomy will be reviewed and attendees will view live transradial simulation case presentations. Focus is placed on complication recognition and prevention, as well as using the approach for complex disease.

This program is accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME), as well as Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Continuing Education (CaPCE).


By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the advantages of transradial access for percutaneous coronary procedures
  • Identify optimal patient selection and vascular anatomy for transradial procedures
  • Discuss methods of preventing complications, like radial artery occlusion during a transradial procedure


This program is designed for interventional cardiologists, fellows, nurses, and technologists.


The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This education activity has been approved by CaPCE (Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Continuing Education) for 6.0 contact hours of accredited education.


It is the policy of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. Commercial support from industry does not influence educational content, faculty selection, and/or faculty presentations, and therefore, does not compromise the scientific integrity of the educational activity.

Discussion of off-label product usage and/or off-label product use during live cases is made at the sole discretion of the faculty. Off-label product discussion and usage is not endorsed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation or the conference directors of this activity.

Faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty not complying with this policy are not permitted to participate in this activity.


This program is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and supported through an educational grant from Medtronic. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ensures that its programs are educational and meet the needs of the target audience.