Complications Associated with the Use of an Arterial Closure Device Following a Percutaneous Vascular Intervention


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An arterial closure device may be used at the site of percutaneous arteriotomy in order to help control bleeding, especially if thrombolytic, anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents have been used. This reduces the amount of time that a patient must stay immobile and allows for early discharge following the procedure, but the use of these devices have been associated with a number of complications.

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