- In the >130 centers, manual compression and VCD were used at similar rates (50.9% vs. 49.1%).
- In unmatched analysis, ASC were significantly less frequent in every distinct VCD treatment group rather than in the group that received external physical compression alone.
- In this study patients who received VCD after PVI via femoral approach had fewer complications and improved mortality than those who received external physical compression alone.
- Randomized comparisons of these hemostatic strategies are needed to confirm our findings.
Singh M, Ortiz D, Allaqaband S, Bajwa T, Mewissen M. Outcomes after external physical compression versus vascular closure device use after peripheral vascular intervention via femoral approach. Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.