Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Figure-8 stitch - For Hemostasis of femoral vein access

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jul 1;78(1):155-60.

Technique of temporary subcutaneous "Figure-of-Eight" sutures to achieve hemostasis after removal of large-caliber femoral venous sheaths.

Cilingiroglu M, Salinger M, Zhao D, Feldman T.
SourceNorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

Over the last decade, significant advances have been made in percutaneous treatment of structural heart diseases. Many of these interventions require insertion of large caliber sheaths in the femoral veins. Manual compression, compression devices, and various closure devices have been used for removal of large-sized venous sheaths. Here, we describe the use of a temporary subcutaneous "Figure-of-Eight" suture technique for venous access site closure after removal of large-caliber sheaths.

Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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