After a procedure that requires access through the artery in your groin, an opening is left that must be closed to prevent bleeding. There are two primary methods used to close the site: manual compression and vascular closure devices. Vascular closure devices can reduce the need for prolonged, heavy pressure and longer bed rest associated with manual compression. Cardiva’s VASCADE Vascular Closure System safely and effectively stops bleeding and has very low complication rates.1 Additional information is available in our patient brochure.
Manual compression typically requires the application of firm pressure for approximately 15 - 30+ minutes to the puncture site and may require up to 8 hours of bed rest. Cardiva's CATALYST Manual Compression Assist Device is designed to stop the bleeding faster than manual compression alone, so you spend less time in bed and get back on your feet faster.
You should contact your doctor immediately if you experience any bleeding, swelling, pain or have other concerns post-procedure.
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