Transradial PCI with Same Day Discharge

October 12, 2020

For the right patients, same day discharge following PCI has become an integral and increasing part of my practice. The majority of my elective PCI patients now go home 4 hours post PCI. Patient satisfaction is off the charts. Hospital bed utilization and throughput are optimized. The transradial approach has really made this possible. It is by far the optimal strategy for arterial access making outpatient PCI both safe and efficient. I sleep much better at night knowing my patient is home in their bed at no risk for femoral access complications. In my opinion this strategy is the new standard of care for stable elective PCI.

About the Author



Interventional Cardiologist at Levine Heart and Wellness
Director of Structural Heart Disease Physician's Regional Medical Center Naples, Florida
Board of Directors SCAI
Chairman of Membership Committee SCAI

Ronald P. Caputo, MD, FACC, FSCAI, specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Levine Heart & Wellness. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatments, including for structural heart disease, to patients in Naples, Florida. He is the author of over 50 peer reviewed scientific publications in the specialty of Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Caputo earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Georgetown University before completing his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, both in Washington, DC.