Percutaneous suture-mediated closure of femoral access sites deployed through the procedure sheath: Initial clinical experience with a novel vascular closure device

Holger Eggebrecht* (Corresponding Author), Christoph Naber, Uta Woertgen, Sonia Ringe, Thomas F M Konorza, Axel Schmermund, Clemens Von Birgelen, Michael Haude, Knut Kroeger, Raimund Erbel, Dietrich Baumgart

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the initial safety and feasibility of a novel suture-mediated device for closure of femoral access sites immediately after diagnostic or interventional cardiac catheterization. In a prospective study, 150 patients (mean age, 61.5 years; 109 male) underwent femoral access closure with a novel suture closure device (Superstitch, Sutura) immediately after diagnostic (n = 106) or interventional (n = 44) catheterization procedures, independently of the coagulation status. All patients were monitored for 24 hr after the procedure. The closure device was successfully deployed in 92% of patients. Immediate hemostasis was achieved in 77% of patients with no differences between patients undergoing diagnostic catheterization or coronary interventions (79% vs, 73%; P = 0.659). After 2 min of additional light manual compression, hemostasis was achieved in 92% of patients. There was one major complication requiring vascular surgery (0.7%). The novel suture closure device is a safe and effective device that allows for immediate closure of femoral puncture sites after both diagnostic and interventional procedures with a low rate of major complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-321
Number of pages9
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular interventions
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bleeding
  • Catheterization
  • Closure device
  • Femoral
  • Suture
  • Vascular access complications

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