closure devices are frequently used for hemostasis during endovascular procedures by employing
sutures, plug devices (using collagen or hydrogel) or through the use of a metal clip made of nickel and titanium as
with the StarClose device. We present a case where a StarClose SE vascular closure device (VCD) was deployed for
hemostasis post diagnostic cardiac catheterization and upon repeat access, four days later for coronary intervention,
retrograde sheath angiography
revealed a pseudo-aneurysm emanating from the center of the StarClose clip.
Review of literature indicates StarClose to be safe and effective in achieving hemostasis in majority of
endovascular procedures and the incidence of pseudo-aneurysm
to be infrequent.
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Author(s): Sehrish Memon, Timothy C and Ball
Access site management, Vascular closure devices,
Complications, Endovascular procedures, Access site management, Vascular closure devices,
Complications, Endovascular procedures