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In the recently published MATRIX (Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by TRansradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of angioX) trial, the use of transradial access (TRA) compared to transfemoral access (TFA) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was associated with a reduction in net adverse cardiovascular events. However, the results of MATRIX must be interpreted with caution due to several limitations including the strong modulating effect of operator/center experience on the relative efficacy of TRA and the inclusion of 2 distinct patient populations (ST-segment elevation and non-ST-segment elevation ACS). Therefore, although important, the results of MATRIX have strong limitations and are not sufficient to definitively identify an approach of choice during PCI for ACS. Further research is needed before strong, evidence-based recommendations regarding the approach of choice during PCI for ACS can be made.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acute coronary syndrome(s), femoral approach, percutaneous coronary intervention, radial approach
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 08:58
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 08:21
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1469

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