by Vishnuprasad on  January 12, 2016 at 5:09 PM Medical Gadgets
New Fully Absorbable Percutaneous Vascular Closure Device Approved in EU
Vivasure Medical, a company based out of Ireland, has received CE Mark for its fully absorbable percutaneous vascular closure device for use in large vessel femoral arteriotomies following transcatheter procedures.

Vascular closure devices are used to attain hemostasis of the small hole in the artery after a cardiovascular procedure of endovascular surgery requiring a catheterization.

The Vivasure is capable of addressing fairly large arterial cuts developed when delivering transcatheter heart valves and conducting endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs.

The Vivasure device is sutureless, bioabsorbable while being synthetic in nature, improves post op healing, and supposedly saves time in the cath lab.

Cardiovascular diseases are disorders of the heart and blood vessels. They include cerebrovascular disease, coronary heart disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions.

Four out of five CVD deaths are due to strokes and heart attacks.

The field of endovascular surgery came from interventional radiology techniques to treat disease that is endovascular. Basic procedure involve the introduction of a catheter percutaneously into a large blood vessel by Seldinger technique.

Source: Medindia

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