Femoral artery stenosis following percutaneous closure using a starclose closure device

Clare Louise Bent, Constantinos Kyriakides, Matthew Matson
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 2008, 31 (4): 814-6
Starclose (Abbott Vascular Devices, Redwood City, CA) is a new arterial closure device that seals a femoral puncture site with an extravascular star-shaped nitinol clip. The clip projects small tines into the arterial wall which fold inward, causing the arterial wall to pucker, producing a purse-string-like seal closing the puncture site. The case history is that of a 76-year-old female patient who underwent day-case percutaneous diagnostic coronary angiography. A Starclose femoral artery closure device was used to achieve hemostasis with subsequent femoral artery stenosis.


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