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Gina Capitano



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The intention of this poster is to provide information on the various devices and methods for achieving hemostasis after arterial access has been used for cardiac catheterization procedures. There are a multitude of closure devices being utilized to stop patient bleeding following a cardiac catheterization procedure, and keeping up with the information and data related to these devices can be complex. Suture based, collagen based, patch based, membrane based, pressure bands, as well as application of manual pressure are some of the devices and/or methods that will be examined within this project. A thorough overview of these closure devices currently being used within cath labs across the globe will be compared and contrasted. Some cardiac procedures that would require femoral and radial artery access will be listed, as well as a brief explanation as to why these access sites are preferred. Information and statistics on the usage, success rates, as well as likelihood of complications for each device/method will be included in the slides. Details regarding the specifics of complications that may occur will also be explained. Ultimately, this poster seeks to inform viewers about the plethora of options available to avoid post procedure bleeding should they ever find themselves in need of cardiac intervention, and to be able to discuss with their doctors what the safest of these options may be.

Keywords: Cardiac Catheterization, Arterial Closure, Complications Associated With Arterial Closure, Hemostasis, Sutures for Arterial Closure, Collagen-based Arterial Closure, Patch-based Arterial Closure, Manual Arterial Pressure, Membrane-based Closure, Arterial Pressure Bands

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Medical Imaging


cardiac catheterization, arterial closure


Medicine and Health Sciences

An Examination of Arterial Closure Devices