The benefits of needle sticks versus large incisions include shorter operations, shorter hospital stays, less pain, and fewer bleeding...
Abbott PerClose Proglide System
PerClose Proglide system is a vascular closure device that avoids an open incision and dissection down to the artery. It falls in the category of suture mediated percutaneous closure devices. The device uses a suture (polypropylene monofilament) with a preformed knot that is advanced down to the arterial wall and approximates the edges of the hole in the artery(arteriotomy), allowing for hemostasis and primary healing while providing reinforcement. It can be used for large-bore vessel closures and multiple devices can be deployed depending on the arteriotomy size.
Its advantages to the gold standard of manual pressure are improved patient comfort, shorter time to hemostasis, earlier post-procedural ambulation, earlier discharge, and less time required from hospital staff.