A small pilot trial comparing a kaolin-based haemostatic pad (QuikClot Radial) with mechanical compression (TR Band) after trans-radial access, demonstrated that haemostasis times were significantly shorter with the QuikClot Radial pad, with no increase in complications noted. Potential benefits include less Radial Artery Occlusion (RAO), improved patient comfort, and less resource utilisation post procedure. This study comes before a larger, adequately powered trial, which is presently being planned and is needed to assess the true efficacy and safety of this approach.
Unlike other haemostats, QuikClot devices are impregnated with kaolin, an inorganic mineral that accelerates the body’s natural clotting ability and produces no exothermic reaction. You or your team can achieve haemostasis confidently—without worry of instigating an allergic response.
Read the full transcript in the Journal of Invasive Cardiology here