CIS AT OPELOUSAS GENERAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO USE NEW ACCESS SITE FOR CORONARY INTERVENTION

11/30/2017

Dr. David Homan, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South, is among the first 100 in the world to perform a coronary intervention using left distal transradial access, which is located in the hand.  Offering many benefits to patients, this new access point was first used by Dr. Homan on Monday in the catheterization laboratory at Opelousas General Health System. 

Traditionally, interventional procedures have used access points through the groin, or in recent years, through the wrist.  However, this new option with the access point in the hand provides even more benefits to patients, such as increased comfort during and after the procedure, less bleeding, lower risk of complications, and more distinctly, faster recovery and earlier discharge. 

“Procedures using this new access point are ultimately designed for patient comfort,” said Dr. Homan.  “The benefits for patients include less bleeding and a much faster recovery.”

CIS remains committed to bringing our communities the latest technologies in cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment.  “I’m excited to be an early adopter of left distal transradial access,” said Dr. Homan.  “The international collaboration and support from the best cardiologists around the world is also very exciting.  This is the beginning of the future.”

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