Purpose: Little is known about the usefulness and safety of vascular closure devices (VCDs) in electrophysiological procedures. We present a retrospective analysis of our experience assessing the utility and outcomes of collagen vascular closure device (Angioseal) in patients that required periprocedural anticoagulation and multiple vascular access sites. Methods: An retrospective chart review of patients who have undergone the deployment of VCD following electrophysiological procedures. Results: In 26 patients (16 males, age 57 ± 15 years, weight 96 ± 21 kg), a total of 76 VCD were deployed. Seventy-three VCDs in femoral veins (right or left) and three in femoral artery. The mean number of VCD per patient was 3 (range, 2–4). VCD was successfully deployed in 75 out of 76 access sites. One patient was noted to have ecchymosis in both groins during follow-up visit. No other complications were noted. Conclusions: We provide evidence that a collagen plug-based VCD designed for arterial closure can be safely and effectively used to close multiple venous accesses even in the same vein. This can be accomplished with a venotomy size up to 2 Fr larger than the size of the closure device.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)