Randomized Evaluation of Vascular Entry Site and Radiation Exposure: REVERE Trial
The study compares radiation exposure parameters between coronary angiography procedures performed by left wrist, right wrist or groin (femoral) procedure access site
Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Randomized Evaluation of Vascular Entry Site and Radiation Exposure: REVERE Trial.|
- Air Kerma [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The investigators will measure Air Kerma (cumulative) at the end of the procedure of coronary angiography.
- Operator radiation exposure [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]operator radiation exposure will be measured by a personal dosimeter worn by the operator outside the lead apron on the vest pocket.
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Coronary angiography procedures performed using transfemoral access
Left radial access
Coronary angiography procedures performed using left radial access site.
Right radial Access
Coronary angiography procedures performed using Right radial access site.
Patients referred for coronary angiography will be randomized to either left radial, right radial or femoral arterial access sites, and the coronary angiogram will be performed in a standard fashion, including left ventriculography. Radiation exposure parameters including Air Kerma, Dose-area product, Fluoroscopy time and Operator radiation exposure will be recorded. Operator experience as well as demographic data will be recorded.