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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(2), 49-52
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-2-3
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Angio-Seal Vascular Closure Related Acute Limb Ischemia: A Case Report

Maya Srinivasan1, Pramod Theetha Kariyanna1, Jeremy Smith1, Sushruth Das2, Amog Jayarangaiah3, Sudhanva Hegde1, Jessica L. Perez Perez1 and Isabel M. McFarlane1,

1Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, U.S.A.

2Base PU College, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, India- 560010.

3Trinity School of Medicine, Ratho Mill, Ribishi, St. Vincent and Grenadines

Pub. Date: December 25, 2019

Cite this paper:
Maya Srinivasan, Pramod Theetha Kariyanna, Jeremy Smith, Sushruth Das, Amog Jayarangaiah, Sudhanva Hegde, Jessica L. Perez Perez and Isabel M. McFarlane. Angio-Seal Vascular Closure Related Acute Limb Ischemia: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(2):49-52. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-2-3


Vascular Closure Devices (VCD) are routinely used in cardiac catheterization and other endovascular procedures in order to achieve immediate post-procedural hemostasis and sealing of the femoral artery puncture site. Unlike manual compression, VCD encompass a broad range of devices, with varying mechanisms, that offer the advantage of achieving rapid hemostasis, increased patient comfort and mobility, decreased reliance on hospital staff resources, and facilitate earlier hospital discharge. Complications of VCD have been well-described and include embolization, arterial occlusion, infection, or vascular obstruction. Here, we describe a case in which the Angio-Seal device was utilized during an elective cardiac catheterization resulted in acute lower extremity ischemia.

vascular closure devices percutaneous coronary intervention angio-seal device embolization vascular obstruction

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