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Comparison of safety and efficacy between first and second generation of angio-seal closure devices in interventional patients

Lasic, Zoran; Mehran, Roxana; Dangas, George; Mintz, Gary; Nikolsky, Eugenia; Tsounias, Emmanouil; Udani, Paras C; Adamian, Milena; Adamian, Julia; Moussa, Issam; Collins, Michael; Stone, Gregg; Moses, Jeffrey
Arterial closure devices are safe and effective in selected patients, with complication rates similar to or lower than manual compression. The purpose of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of the first- and new-generation Angio-Seal devices in patients undergoing PCI. This study found that the new Angio-Seal STS Platform device can secure hemostasis after PCI in a safe and effective manner similar to the old device. The new platform is easier for the operator and for the patients
PMID: 15282426
ISSN: 1042-3931
CID: 114327