US Market for Coronary Vascular Closure 2015 – MedCore
- Year: 2015
- Scope: 2011-2021
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 12/01/2015
- Pages: 44
- Type: MedCore
Vascular closure devices (VCDs) are used in both the peripheral and coronary markets for minimally invasive cardiovascular therapies, which has created a large market for post-procedural VCDs. The introduction of a catheter into the arterial system, to place a stent for example, is much less traumatic for the patient than a comparable surgical intervention, with only a hole created in the artery (generally the femoral) for access. This access hole will bleed profusely if unmanaged, and therefore some form of vascular closure is required.
The gold standard in this market is manual compression. Although effective, this approach is wasteful of man-power, with perhaps 20 minutes to several hours of compression time required. With the general shortage of nursing labor, many hospitals are finding it cost-effective to employ VCDs to accelerate the closure process.
This chapter only covers the market for closure devices that were used in association with coronary procedures.
3.1.1 Invasive and Non-Invasive Devices
There are two types of vascular closure devices: invasive and non-invasive. Invasive devices operate by inserting a device component into the arterial hole and causing closure by various mechanisms (including sutures and collagen sponges). Non-invasive devices act at the exterior of the skin to achieve hemostasis. In addition, there are two main forms of non-invasive devices: patches and inflatable pressure bulbs.
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