Purpose: Brachial access is occasionally used for endovascular procedures when other more established or safer ones (eg, femoral or radial) are contraindicated. Although manual compression is the standard of care after brachial arteriotomy, suboptimal compression may lead to bleeding or thrombosis. Arteriotomy closure devices have thus been proposed as an alternative means to achieve hemostasis after brachial arteriotomy. Yet, there is a paucity of evidence and a limited spectrum of devices suitable for brachial arteriotomy closure. We present the use of the MynxGrip closure device after brachial arteriotomy. Case: A 70-year-old gentleman underwent brachial arteriotomy followed by iliac artery stenting with a 7F compatible device. Hemostasis was then achieved with the MynxGrip device, uneventfully. Conclusions: This clinical vignette highlights the feasibility and safety of brachial use of the MynxGrip device in experienced hands, suggesting that it can represent a useful adjunct to the armamentarium of the endovascular specialist.
- Arteriotomy closure device
- brachial artery
- case report
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine