A Tortuous Path

Authors: Lawrence Gimple, MD and Michael Ragosta III, MD
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: May 10, 2018
Expiration date: May 9, 2027



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.

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 the tab.