With Perclose ProGlide™ SMC System, immediate and durable hemostasis is achieved while under your care, allowing you to ambulate the patient sooner so they can be up and walking to the bathroom or to their car to be driven home the same day.
Continue reading below to learn more about how Perclose ProGlide™ SMC System can lead to a swifter recovery and more satisfied patients.
The electrophysiologists (EPs) performing atrial fibrillation ablations may choose the Perclose ProGlide™ Suture-Mediated Closure (SMC) System for greater efficiency in the EP lab. Among vascular closure devices, Perclose ProGlide™ closure can offer benefits for the EP lab including:
The Perclose ProGlide™ vascular closure device has the broadest indication* for venous and arterial sheaths. In addition, this VCD also has a proven and trusted track record from more than 10 million repairs over the last 25 years.3
Prior to adopting Perclose ProGlide™ SMC system closure, EPs completing an atrial fibrillation ablation or other procedures may find that patients require:
The Perclose ProGlide™ closure device transforms an otherwise lengthy patient recovery to a much shorter recovery time, which in turn leads to a positive patient experience:
†Time to Ambulation: Per the IFU, patients may be ambulated 2 hours after the Perclose ProGlide™ SMC System procedures using 5-8F sheaths. For sheaths > 8F, ambulation time is at the physician’s discretion.
The rapid time to hemostasis allows EPs to verify the status of the closure while the patient is still under their care, enhancing confidence in the entire procedure from access to closure. Moreover, it’s potentially beneficial to the EP lab and hospital staff when patients are quickly ambulating, freeing up beds, and discharged the same day.
Sumit Verma, MD, an electrophysiologist from Baptist Heart and Vascular Institute, describes how that center altered its atrial fibrillation ablation protocol by implementing same-day discharge. He discusses how this strategy has the potential to reduce the complication rates, minimize resource use, and enable cost savings—all while enhancing patient satisfaction.13
See more Perclose ProGlide™ clinical data showing EP lab efficiency.
The use of Perclose ProGlide™ Suture-Mediated Closure System can help:
SOURCE: S. Verma. Adopting a Strategy of Early Ambulation and Same-Day Discharge for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Cases - EP Lab Digest - May 2019.
The Perclose ProGlide™ closure device achieves rapid hemostasis of femoral access sites by approximating the edges of the vessel wall with a surgical suture. The benefits of suture-mediated repair include promoting primary intention healing with less scarring14 and decreased time to hemostasis, ambulation, and patient discharge.15,16
Each of these brief videos offers details of multiple device deployment using the Perclose ProGlide™ closure device.
AFib RF Ablation with
4x Venous Access Sites
Brett Gidney, MD
Santa Barbara, U.S.
AFib RF Ablation with
4x Venous Access Sites
Hemanth Ramanna, MD
The Hague, The Netherlands
2x Large-Bore Vascular Closure
Magnus Settergren, MD
More case video recordings are available, with physicians offering additional details about their use of the Perclose ProGlide™ device.
Using a VCD has several advantages given the following factors during EP procedures such as AF ablations:
All of these issues are mitigated when using the Perclose ProGlide™ closure device.
With the Perclose ProGlide™ device you can achieve and confirm complete hemostasis on the table with a suture-mediated repair of the access site. Other advantages of the Perclose ProGlide™ SMC System include:
Find out more about primary healing with the Perclose ProGlide™ vessel closure device.
Because this device achieves immediate and durable hemostasis, patients can be mobilized and ambulated after approximately two hours (at the physician's discretion). Some facilities have successfully implemented a Same-Day Discharge strategy when using the Perclose ProGlide™ SMC System.
This is a personal preference. Some operators use caudal to cranial approach—or vice versa—to keep the process consistent.
You can also view one or more physician case recordings using multiple sheaths.
Visit the official Perclose ProGlide™ website for more information on the features, deployment, clinical data, Perclose ProGlide™ videos, and ordering information related to Perclose ProGlide™ SMC System.
*As compared to Angio-Seal,‡ ExoSeal,‡ FemoSeal,‡ InClosure,‡ MANTA,‡ Mynx,‡ PerQseal,‡ Vascade,‡ Velox CD,‡ X-Seal‡. Data on file at Abbott.
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