Early mobilization after percutaneous catheterization and vascular closure with a novel device (Star-Close)

Am J Cardiol. 2005 Nov 15;96(10):1408-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.07.045. Epub 2005 Sep 27.

Abstract

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.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cardiac Catheterization / instrumentation*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Device Removal / instrumentation
  • Early Ambulation*
  • Equipment Design / instrumentation
  • Female
  • Femoral Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Femoral Artery / physiopathology
  • Femoral Artery / surgery
  • Hemostasis, Surgical
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Postoperative Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Postoperative Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Punctures
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Vascular Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Vascular Diseases / surgery