Percutaneous Treatment for Venous Stenosis Caused by a Vascular Closure Device

Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2022 Jul;40S:157-158. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2022.02.008. Epub 2022 Feb 22.


Vascular closure devices (VCDs) are widely used as an alternative to manual compression of femoral puncture sites. In this report, we present a 73-year-old man who developed symptomatic venous stenosis related to VCD after pulmonary vein isolation. We performed percutaneous treatment with balloon angioplasty. This case suggests that balloon angioplasty with proper safety measures can be an option for treating venous stenosis related to VCDs.

Keywords: Balloon angioplasty; Complication; Vascular closing device; Venogram.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cardiovascular Abnormalities*
  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Femoral Artery / surgery
  • Hemostatic Techniques
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Punctures
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Closure Devices*
  • Vascular Diseases* / diagnostic imaging
  • Vascular Diseases* / etiology
  • Vascular Diseases* / therapy