Radial Versus Femoral Randomized Investigation in ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome - RIFLE-STEACS


Bleeding complications are a significant source of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Numerous studies, including the recently published large RIVAL trial, have compared outcomes between transfemoral and transradial access. The current trial sought to study if transradial access would be superior to transfemoral access in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).