An image can be worth a thousand words. In this course, we review an image of a right coronary catheter accessing the aorta via a right radial artery approach and discuss issues, concerns, and potential solutions for radial artery catheterization.

Course Details

In this course, you will learn:
  • To correctly interpret the path taken by coronary catheters accessing the central circulation from a radial artery approach.
  • To list the advantages and disadvantages of radial artery catheterization
  • To determine when a coronary angiogram is adequate or alternate approaches need to be taken to obtain adequate coronary angiograms.

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.

The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close that tab.


Estimated time to Complete: 15 minutes
Credit/contact hours: .25
Expiration date: May 9, 2021
Publication date: May 10, 2018

User Rating: 5/5 (3) Rating Details

Course Authors

Lawrence W Gimple, MD

Dr. Gimple is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology.
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Michael Ragosta III, MD

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. 
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