PMID: 7899068Jan 1, 1995Paper

Clinical evaluation of FemoStop in arrest of hemorrhage of the femoral artery

Nihon Igaku Hōshasen Gakkai zasshi. Nippon acta radiologica
E SanukiY Tanaka

Abstract

A new device, FemoStop, in which the compression bag is replaced with a translucent one made of polyethylene for easy inspection, was used in 74 patients (76 examinations) who underwent angiography, including the setting of indwelling catheters in 10 patients, to obtain an easy and reliable maneuver for arresting hemorrhage at the puncture site. No failure in arrest of hemorrhage was recognized, and complications such as hematoma and re-bleeding were nonexistent. The doctor's time required for the arrest of hemorrhage was less than 5 minutes. On the other hand, in a beginner using the conventional manual compression method in 74 patients (74 examinations), the rate of failing to arrest hemorrhage was 5/74 cases, small hematoma was seen in three cases, re-bleeding occurred in one, and the time required for arrest was about 20 minutes. In conclusion, FemoStop was clinically useful for beginners.

Related Concepts

Arteriography
Structure of Femoral Artery
Hemorrhage
Hemostatic Techniques
Puncture Procedure

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