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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Implementation trial of a coaching intervention to increase the use of transradial PCI
Principal Investigator:

Christian Helfrich

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2018 - July 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $217,074
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Of the two approaches to performing cardiac catheterization, cardiologists in the VA and US overwhelmingly choose the approach that is known to be less comfortable and more dangerous to patients and more costly to the health care system. The trans-radial approach (TRA), which is accessed via the wrist, is more comfortable for patients; is much safer with half the rate of bleeding complications; and has lower overall costs per episode of care than the trans-femoral approach (TFA), whi...

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