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?


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


Learn more about distal radial access from a couple physicians’ perspective.

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.

Introducing PreludeSYNC DISTAL™

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


Additional information about distal radial access.

“Snuffbox” 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

Early Clinical Experience With Right and Left Distal Transradial Access in the Anatomical Snuffbox in 52 Consecutive Patients

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

Making the Right Move: Use of the Distal Radial Artery Access in the Hand for Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Enrique A. Flores, MD, FACC, RPVI, Interventional Cardiologist, Georgia Heart Specialist, Conyers, Georgia Cath Lab Digest®