Decision Aid Summary

Title What are your access site options prior to coronary angiogram? A decision aid for those scheduled for a coronary angiogram.
Audience Patients scheduled for an elective coronary angiogram and a candidate for either femoral artery (leg) and radial artery (wrist) vascular access.
Options included Wrist approach: Radial vascular access.
Leg approach: Femoral vascular access.
Year of last update or review 2012
Format Web, paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Schwalm, JD
Where was it developed? schwalj@mcmaster.ca
McMaster University/Hamilton Health Sciences/PHRI
Canada
Health condition Coronary Artery Disease
Type of decision aid Screening
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
7 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
2 out of 4 other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.