RadIal Vs femorAL access for coronary intervention - RIVAL


There has been a lot of interest in the past few years for the use of radial access over femoral access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), given advantages such as reduced bleeding, patient comfort, etc. However, studies indicate that radial access is associated with longer procedure times, increased fluoroscopic times, and typically a steep learning curve. In addition, certain complex PCIs are easier to do transfemoral rather than transradial.

The current study is...