A simple percutaneous technique for hemostasis and closure after transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Jan 1;79(1):152-5. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23305. Epub 2011 Oct 11.


Access closure is a key element to successful retrograde percutaneous transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation. It requires large-bore femoral arterial access (18Fr-28Fr) which most operators manage with surgical access and closure under general anesthesia. We report a case example of how, using our center's peripheral interventional experience, we have developed a simple five step technique to achieve hemostasis percutaneously.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / therapy*
  • Cardiac Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Femoral Artery* / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Hemorrhage / prevention & control*
  • Hemostatic Techniques*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Punctures
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome