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D-Stat Dressing

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a D-stat® dressing?

A D-stat dressing is a small foam pad. It contains medicine that stops bleeding. It may also contain antibiotic medicine to prevent an infection.

When is a D-stat dressing used?

A D-stat dressing is used after procedures that may cause heavy bleeding from your artery. Examples include a heart catheterization or an angiography. During these procedures, a catheter is placed through an artery in your groin or wrist and moved into your heart. A D-stat dressing may also be used after a central venous access device is removed.

How long is a D-stat dressing left in place?

The D-stat dressing may be left in place at least 24 hours. The area may be covered for up to 3 days.

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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