Vascular closure devices: a review of their use after invasive procedures.

Abstract

In the endovascular procedure setting, vascular closure devices (VCD) have emerged as an alternative to mechanical compression in order to achieve vascular hemostasis after puncture of the femoral artery. VCD are categorized based primarily on the principle mechanism of hemostasis, which includes biodegradable plug, suture, staples, or ultrasound. While VCD… (More)

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