Transradial Cardiac CATH/PCI: An Update for Clinicians

Dr. Krishna Tummalapalli presents data on the advantages of transradial cardiac access compared to a transfemoral cardiac approach and explains reasons for change. 

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the reduction in vascular complications with radial approach
  • Explain why there is no increased risk of stroke with radial approach
  • Describe the financial benefits along with reduced complications with radial approach


Dr. Krishna Tummalapalli has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Terumo Interventional Systems

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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Release Date: 4/4/2019 | Last Modified On: 4/4/2019 | Expires: 4/6/2020



April 4, 2019


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