Vivasure Medical, a Galway, Ireland company, is launching in Europe its PerQseal closure device for use in large vessel femoral arteriotomies following large-bore transcatheter procedures, such as aortic valve replacements. Though minimally invasive transcatheter procedures have revolutionized cardiovascular care, closing the access sites created for them can be challenging.
The PerQseal device is sutureless and, once placed, fully absorbable into the body. The synthetic-material patch seals the vessel from the interior, slowly dissolving and letting the vessel heal naturally.
“In my first clinical experience with PerQseal, I found the device intuitive and well controlled, which helped me quickly learn how to use the technology safely and successfully,” in a statement said Dr. Saib Khogali, Heart & Lung Centre, New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton, UK. “I believe the PerQseal has the potential to be an important large-hole closure device in many TAVR and EVAR patients.”
Here’s an animation showing off the functionality of the PerQseal device:
Technology info page: PerQseal…
Via: Vivasure Medical