Prompt and safe femoral hemostasis with a collagen device after intracoronary implantation of Palmaz-Schatz stents

Antonio L. Bartorelli, Paolo Sganzerla, Franco Fabbiocchi, Piero Montorsi, Nicoletta De Cesare, Maurice Child, Emanuela Tavasci, Bruno Passaretti, Alessandro Loaldi

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Abstract

We report the safety and efficacy of sealing the femoral puncture site with percutaneously applied collagen after Palmaz-Schatz stent implantation in 100 consecutive patients. Patients were anticoagulated with continuous heparin infusion, overlapping oral anticoagulants, and antiplatelet therapy by dextran, aspirin, and dipyridamole. At the time of sheath removal and collagen application, the mean activated partial thromboplastin time and prothrombin time values expressed as international normalized ratio were 3.2 ± 2.1 and 1.6 ± 0.7, respectively. The hemostasis time ranged from 1 to 8 minutes (mean 2.18 ± 2.08 minutes). Only two (2%) patients had major puncture-site bleeding (not seal related in one case) that required surgery and blood transfusions. Small (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume130
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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