Closure Devices: What Every Interventionalist Should Know.
Pranav Moudgil MD, M. W. Warren MD, K. Singh MD, J. Ciacci DO.
Vascular closure devices (VCDs) improve patient comfort, free medical staff resources, and shorten the time needed for hemostasis, ambulation, and discharge. There are two types of VCDs: active and passive. Passive VCDs enhance hemostasis with prothrombotic material or mechanical compression, but do not achieve prompt hemostasis or shorten the time to ambulation. Active VCDs can be categorized as suture devices, collagen plug devices or clips. The goal of this exhibit is to familiarize the reader with current closure devices on the market and their proper clinical uses.