Thomas Wang, MD
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Transradial angioplasty (TRA) – a handy fix for blocked coronary arteries
Dharam Kumbhani, M.D.
The transradial access (TRA) angioplasty is a minimally invasive approach that allows physicians to reach the heart via the radial artery in the wrist. The radial artery, best known as the blood vessel you place your fingers over to feel your pulse, is smaller and more easily accessible than the femoral artery. Research has shown that TRA reduces bleeding risk and recovery time compared to the femoral approach.