Dry Field Closure of Large-Bore Access With Iliac Artery Angioplasty Through the Ipsilateral Sheath: The Single-Access Dry-Closure Technique.

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The Journal of invasive cardiology


Angioplasty; Catheterization, Peripheral; Femoral Artery; Hemorrhage; Humans; Iliac Artery; Retrospective Studies; Treatment Outcome; Vascular Closure Devices; cards; cards publication; oregon; portland


The use of large-bore sheaths has risen exponentially in the last decade partly due to the growth of structural heart interventions and various mechanical circulatory support options. Meanwhile, the interventional community has gradually shifted from an open surgical to endovascular closure. However, vascular access complications and bleeding still remain a significant risk. Various techniques involving an additional access site have been described to allow for endovascular bailout of potential complications. However, these by themselves create an additional burden to procedural morbidity. Furthermore, the weight of additional procedural time, contrast, radiation and the need for advanced peripheral endovascular skills constitute considerable downsides to the "second arterial access" strategy. For that reason, we propose an alternative strategy, the "single-access dry-closure" technique, which provides vascular access control without the additional burden and risk of a second arterial access. This involves the use of low-pressure iliac artery occlusive angioplasty, delivered through the ipsilateral sheath during the endovascular closure. We hereby describe the steps, advantages and disadvantages of this novel technique. We also include the description of multiple technical variations depending on the use of one or two preclosed Proglide devices. This novel approach seems to be a safe, effective, simple, fast and economical technique that has the potential to decrease procedural morbidity by avoiding an additional arterial access. It also lowers contrast volume and radiation exposure while improving the overall set-up and operator ergonomics.

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