Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 5, 2023.
is a closure device. It stops the bleeding after angiography procedures, such as cardiac catheterization. During this procedure, a catheter punctures an artery in your groin.
How Angio-Seal stops the bleeding:
Angio-Seal is placed after the catheter is removed. A dissolvable anchor is inserted on the inside of your artery. An absorbable sponge made of collagen is placed on the outside of your artery. A stitch pulls the anchor and collagen together to form a seal. The seal stops the bleeding and allows your artery to heal. Your body will absorb Angio-Seal within 90 days.
Contact your healthcare provider if:
- You have a fever.
- Your groin is red, painful, and warm to the touch.
- You have severe pain or cramps in your leg that Angio-Seal was placed.
- You see a change in the color of your leg.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
Your healthcare provider may need to do a Doppler ultrasound to check if Angio-Seal has been absorbed. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
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