First-in-man experience with a new 7F vascular closure device (EXOSEAL ): The 7F eclipse study

Marcus Wiemer, Christoph Langer, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Christian Firschke, Florian Hofbauer, Markus Lins, Michael Haude, Christof Debaèfve, Hans Peter Stoll, Christoph Hanefeld

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Objective: This feasibility study examined safety and effectiveness of the new EXOSEAL Vascular Closure Device (VCD) designed to promote hemostasis and early ambulation after percutaneous procedures. Background: Most VCDs currently approved by the United States FDA have been associated with significantly shorter time-to-hemostasis (TTH) and time-to-ambulation (TTA) compared to standard manual or mechanical compression, but their ease of use, patient comfort during deployment, and safety profiles are variable. Methods: Patients underwent diagnostic or interventional procedures using 7F introducer sheaths. Primary safety endpoint was the 30-day combined rate of access-related complications and primary effectiveness endpoints were TTH and TTA. Results: Sixty patients were enrolled prospectively (mean age 63.3 ± 11.3 year, 17% diabetics). Device and procedural success was achieved in 92% and 93%, respectively. Mean TTH and TTA was 3.2 ± 3.0 minutes and 3.0 ± 6.2 hours, respectively. No deaths or serious access-related adverse events occurred. A ≥6 cm access-site hematoma was the only adverse event, observed in 3 patients. Conclusions: Use of the 7F EXOSEAL VCD was associated with short TTH and TTA, as well as low rates of procedural and 30-day access-related complications. (J Interven Cardiol 2012;25:518-525)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-525
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


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