Your Partner in Distal Radial Access

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Access via the distal radial artery offers advantages for both the patient and operator. Merit Medical provides advanced training on this technique as well as the first-to-market PreludeSYNC DISTAL radial compression device.

Why Distal?


Why are so many interventionalists talking about adding distal to their suite of access site options? Distal offers:

  • Patient comfort
  • Operator ergonomics
  • Another non-femoral option for access

Hear Why

Hear from two physicians who use distal radial access about why it fits into their practice.

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Evolve Your Radial Technique

Transradial Intervention Education Program now includes Distal Radial Access

Merit Medical’s renowned radial education program offers a hands-on cadaver lab and state-of-the-art simulation training, with taped or live cases and engaging didactic presentations, from some of the most respected radial faculty. Courses now include training on the distal radial approach.

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Introducing PreludeSYNC DISTAL™

The first radial compression device specially created for the distal radial access site.


Adjustable band is specially designed for “snuffbox” access sites (distal radial artery).


Provides clear, unobstructed site visibility and focused compression up to 10mLs.


Unique band configuration is soft, comfortable, and adjustable for larger hands.


Available in a range of cheerful designs —or even custom artwork.


Additional information about distal radial access.

Uei Pua, MBBS, MMed, FRCR, FAMS, and Lawrence Han Hwee Quek, BMBS, FRCR, MMed, FRANZCR, FAMS, - Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Orazio Valsecchi, MD; Angelina Vassileva, MD; Alberto Francesco Cereda, MD; Paolo Canova, MD; Keisuke Satogami, MD; Luigi Fiocca, MD; Giulio Guagliumi, MD, - The Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Enrique A. Flores, MD, FACC, RPVI, Interventional Cardiologist, Georgia Heart Specialist, Conyers, Georgia Cath Lab Digest®
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