Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

Users Online : 51371

Original article / research
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : February | Volume : 11 | Issue : 2 | Page : TC05 - TC07

Haemostasis with the FISH Vascular Closure Device after 6 French Transfemoral Accesses in Interventional Radiology: Clinical Results TC05-TC07

Peter C. Kamusella, Christopher W. Lüdtke, Fabian Scheer, Reimer Andresen, Christian Wissgott

Dr. Christian Wissgott,
Westküstenklinikum Heide, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology/ Neuroradiology,
Esmarchstraße 50, 25746 Heide.

Introduction: Endovascular procedures have increased for different indications over the recent years. To achieve a safe haemostasis after arterial puncture and for more comfort for the patients different vascular closure devices have been developed.

Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a percutaneous closure system based on a matrix patch for achieving haemostasis.

Materials and Methods: In this study from 2014 to 2015 a percutaneous vascular closure system Femoral Introducer Sheath and Haemostasis (FISH) was used in 54 patients (mean age 69.0±10.7 years), in an antegrade and retrograde technique within the context of an angiographic intervention. The system was used in conjunction with transfemoral approaches with a sheath size of 6F. Postinterventionally (on the following day and after 6 weeks), follow-up was conducted clinically and using colour coded ultrasound.

Results: Immediate haemostasis was achieved in 50/54 patients (92.6 %). In 4 cases, an immediate haemostasis was not achieved. In these cases, manual compression was successful. There was one major complication, a retroperitoneal bleeding requiring transfusion. Minor complications were not observed.

Conclusion: Safe and effective haemostasis is possible with the percutaneous FISH closure system at puncture sizes of 6 F. An immediate re-puncture after using FISH is possible.