Experience improves outcomes for TR-PCI, Canadian researchers say

08/8/2011 | CardiologyToday.com

Those interventional cardiologists with more experience performing transradial PCI saw an increased likelihood of a positive outcome, according to a study performed by Canadian researchers. "Despite the demonstrated benefits, TR-PCI has not gained widespread use by interventional cardiologists," the researchers wrote. "Technical challenges and inadequate training with the potential for lower procedural success and greater contrast and radiation exposure are likely responsible for the underuse of TR-PCI."

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