Usefulness of 'figure-of-eight' suture to achieve haemostasis after removal of 15-French calibre femoral venous sheath in patients undergoing cryoablation


AYTEMİR K., CANPOLAT U., YORGUN H., EVRANOS B., KAYA E. B. , ŞAHİNER M. L. , ...More

EUROPACE, vol.18, no.10, pp.1545-1550, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/europace/euv375
  • Journal Name: EUROPACE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1545-1550
  • Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, Cryoablation, Femoral vein haemostasis, PULMONARY VEIN ISOLATION, ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION, TRANSCATHETER PROCEDURES, CARDIAC-CATHETERIZATION, CLOSURE DEVICE, ABLATION, ACCESS, SAFETY, CRYOBALLOON, MANAGEMENT

Abstract

Among patients undergoing cryoballoon-based atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, in order to reduce access site complications, improve staff efinot signciency, and decrease length of stay, various techniques have been implemented to achieve immediate haemostasis. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of 'figure-of-eight (FoE)' suture when compared with conventional manual compression for immediate closure of 15-French (Fr) calibre right femoral venous access after cryoablation.