Preclose Percutaneous Endurant™ Endografting with the Proglide™ Device : a Safe and Feasible Combination

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Abstract

Background :

Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms has been revolutionized over the last two decades. Opening the doors for a percutaneous approach by avoiding surgical exposure of the vascular access site. The goal of this report is to analyze the feasibility and efficacy of using Perclose Proglide™ through a preclose technique in a percutaneous approach to Endurant™ endografting for Asymptomatisch infrarenal aortic aneurysms in an elective setting.

Methods :

Between April 2011 and April 2014, 45 consecutive patients underwent percutaneous endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (PEVAR) for an asymptomatic infrarenal aortic aneurysm. Closure of percutaneous access sites was ensured with Perclose Proglide in a “preclose” technique. Data were collected in a prospective maintained database with a follow-up period of one month. Patient demographics, aneurysmal characteristics, procedural details and complications were recorded.

Results :

A total of 170 Proglide devices were used to close 85 access sites. Adequate hemostasis was obtained in 96.5 percent (82 of 85 access sites). Conversion to a femoral cutdown was necessary in 2.4% (2 of 85 access sites). The mean hospitalization was 2.6 days and 86.7 percent of patients were discharged within 2 days. The incidence of postprocedural access-related complications was 2.2%.

Conclusions :

PEVAR using the Perclose Proglide in preclosing 14Fr to 20Fr access sites for Endurant endografting in the treatment of asymptomatic infrarenal aortic aneurysms is feasible and effective. Moreover, the percutaneous approach allows for procedures to be performed under local anesthesia, while providing a low risk for access-related complications and a relatively short hospitalization.

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