Immediate arterial hemostasis after cardiac catheterization: initial experience with a new puncture closure device.

@article{Aker1994ImmediateAH,
  title={Immediate arterial hemostasis after cardiac catheterization: initial experience with a new puncture closure device.},
  author={U T Aker and Kenneth R. Kensey and Richard R Heuser and J G Sandza and William G. Kussmaul},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis},
  year={1994},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={228-32}
}
A novel device for obtaining arterial hemostasis after invasive procedures was tested in 30 patients undergoing diagnostic catheterization (26 patients) or coronary angioplasty (4 patients). The device is deployed through an arterial sheath and forms a positive mechanical seal both inside and outside the defect in the arterial wall. The components are all bioabsorbable. Thirteen patients received a heparin bolus during the catheterization procedure. The activated clotting time recorded in 15… CONTINUE READING