Arteriotomy closure devices used to obtain hemostasis at the end of cardiac catheterization represent a valid alternative to manual compression. We are the first to report on a series of 60 patients in whom a novel system was used, Star-Close, which obtains vessel closure by deployment of a clip at the puncture site. Subsequent early (2 hours) mobilization was obtained in 55 patients (92%). Unsuccessful device deployment occurred in 5 patients. We conclude that Star-Close is a novel arteriotomy closure device that, in selected patients, is safe and allows early deambulation after diagnostic cardiac catheterization.