CIRSE vascular closure device registry

Jim A. Reekers, Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck, Martin Libicher, Eli Atar, Jens Trentmann, Pierre Goffette, Jan Borggrefe, Kamil Zeleňák, Pieter Hooijboer, Anna Maria Belli

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Purpose: Vascular closure devices are routinely used after many vascular interventional radiology procedures. However, there have been no major multicenter studies to assess the safety and effectiveness of the routine use of closure devices in interventional radiology. Methods: The CIRSE registry of closure devices with an anchor and a plug started in January 2009 and ended in August 2009. A total of 1,107 patients were included in the registry. Results: Deployment success was 97.2%. Deployment failure specified to access type was 8.8% [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 5.0-14.5] for antegrade access and 1.8% (95% CI 1.1-2.9) for retrograde access (P = 0.001). There was no difference in deployment failure related to local PVD at the access site. Calcification was a reason for deployment failure in only <0.5% of patients. Postdeployment bleeding occurred in 6.4%, and most these (51.5%) could be managed with light manual compression. During follow-up, other device-related complications were reported in 1.3%: seven false aneurysms, three hematoma >5.9 cm, and two vessel occlusions. Conclusion: The conclusion of this registry of closure devices with an anchor and a plug is that the use of this device in interventional radiology procedures is safe, with a low incidence of serious access site complications. There seems to be no difference in complications between antegrade and retrograde access and other parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Closure device
  • Interventional radiology
  • Puncture site


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