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Caring for the Radial Artery Post-angiogram

This study has been completed.
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University of Alberta Identifier:
First received: March 29, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2011
History: No changes posted

March 29, 2011
March 29, 2011
May 2009
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Bleeding Requiring Intervention
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Time to Discharge
  • Hematoma or bruising
  • Radial Artery Occlusion
Same as current
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Caring for the Radial Artery Post-angiogram
Caring for the Radial Artery Post-angiogram: A Pilot Study on a Comparison of Three Methods of Compression
The purpose of this pilot study was to compare two devices and three methods for achieving hemostasis after a transradial angiogram while assessing vascular complications and time endpoints. The heart has traditionally been accessed through the femoral artery. However, in the last 20 years, the radial artery has gained more popularity among physicians and patients, thereby offering an alternative to the femoral approach. Various methods of applying compression to the radial puncture site have been used, but no research has been done to show what best practice is. In this case, best practice would be the most effective way of getting hemostasis while limiting complications and ensuring the efficient use of nursing and medical resources. It is hypothesized that statistically significant differences are seen in time to discharge in the fast-release Terumo and Clo-Sur P.A.D. groups, as compared with the control Terumo group, without increasing vascular complications.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Transradial Angiogram
  • Device: Terumo TR wristband
  • Device: Clo-Sur-P.A.D.
  • No Intervention: Terumo Control
    Intervention: Device: Terumo TR wristband
  • Active Comparator: Terumo Fast Release
    Intervention: Device: Terumo TR wristband
  • Active Comparator: Clo-Sur P.A.D.
    Intervention: Device: Clo-Sur-P.A.D.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
March 2010
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • nonemergent
  • outpatient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inpatients
  • emergency patients
  • booked angioplasty patients
  • cognitive impairment
  • those in whom the approach was initiated but aborted due to inability to puncture the radial artery
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Jennifer Fech
University of Alberta
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University of Alberta
March 2011

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