Objectives: We studied the use of 8 Fr Angio-Seal in closure of access sites up to 10 Fr. Background: The use of larger French catheters for procedures such as valvuloplasty and percutaneous valve replacement has required the use of better methods for arterial closure. The use of 6 and 8 Fr Angio-Seal hemostatic devices (St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, Minnesota) has been well described and are routinely used for diagnostic and interventional procedures up to 8 Fr in size. However, no data are available for the use of an 8 Fr Angio-Seal device in the closure of access sites up to 10 Fr. Methods: In our center, we evaluate the incidence of vascular complications following the use of an 8 Fr Angio-Seal device with 10 Fr sheaths in patients undergoing aortic valvuloplasty. Results: Of 53 procedures, there was only 1 vascular complication, a ruptured pseudoaneurysm, which required vascular repair. Conclusions: Our data suggest that an 8 Fr Angio-Seal device can be utilized effectively and safely in procedures requiring larger access sites up to 10 Fr.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Invasive Cardiology
|Published - Mar 2010