• Time to discharge following diagnostic coronary procedures via transradial artery approach: A comparison of Terumo band and StatSeal hemostasis



    The transradial artery (TRA) approach for cardiac catheterization is associated with fewer complications, earlier mobilization and a shorter stay at the hospital. The objective of this study was to determine whether hemostasis with a combination of a compression band (Terumo TR band™) and a hemostatic patch (StatSeal™) decreases the time to discharge from the hospital compared to the Terumo (TR) band alone in patients undergoing diagnostic coronary catheterizations through a TRA approach.


    We retrospectively looked at 445 patients who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography through the TRA approach at the Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, Texas between July 2016 and June 2017. The difference in the time to discharge between the two groups was assessed by a Wilcoxon Rank-sum test.


    The combination of a TR band and a StatSeal hemostatic patch was used in 70.3% (313) of the patients. Comparison of the two groups demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in time from the end of the procedure to discharge (p < 0.001), with no significant alteration in safety among those with a combination of TR band and a StatSeal hemostatic patch.


    With increasing frequency of TRA procedures in the United States, we demonstrate one effective method to significantly reduce the time to radial hemostasis and reduce the time to patient discharge from the hospital.



    • A retrospective study comparing a compression band with and without a hemostatic patch in transradial diagnostic coronary angiography.
    • The time to hospital discharge was significantly reduced for patients who had a combination of TR band and Statseal post procedure.
    • Our study identified one simple method to significantly reduce the time to discharge from the hospital.


    Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 2018-10-01, Volume 19, Issue 7, Pages 759-761, Copyright © 2018


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