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Vascular closure devices have a definite niche in areas where they were not originally intended but have found frequent off-label use because of their utility.

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Vascular closure devices (VCD) were first introduced in the early 1990s with a goal to achieve quick hemostasis, thus reducing patients’ stay in the hospital (shorter time to ambulation) as...

 An extracted bovine artery with an arteriotomy sealed by a MynxGrip closure dev

Vascular closure devices that use an active method to immediately seal the femoral access site can enable faster patient ambulation, reduce nursing time and speed discharge. However, one of...

The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational program

The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational programs, in tandem with pre-existent strategies to reduce access site complications, can reduce the overall incidence of...

Due to the increasing number of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a new startup company has developed a transfemoral combined access and...

Access site complications, hemostasis management, vascular closure

Percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) procedures are performed throughout hundreds of US institutions every day. With the increasing frequency of these procedures being performed comes an...

Manual compression remains the gold standard of care in sealing interventional access site wounds, but there is a trend toward newer technologies that promise to simplify post-operative care for...

For decades, cath lab clinicians essentially had only one option for achieving hemostasis management following a procedure – compression. That changed in the 1990s with the introduction of vascular...

Following cath lab procedures, the final step is to attain hemostasis at the arteriotomy access site. Manual compression has been the gold standard for decades, but vascular closure devices (VCDs...

Many formerly invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures have migrated to less invasive or percutaneous options. The subsequent rise in cath lab procedures has increased the need...