What are best practices for large bore femoral access and closure?

August 1, 2019

The 2 best practices for femoral access with Impella devices include ultrasound guidance and micropuncture technique.

Through the support of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI), Adhir Shroff, MD, director of the cardiac catheterization lab at University of Illinois Hospital, jointly with Duane Pinto, MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, edited the Vascular Access, Management and Closure Best Practices e-Book authored by operators with vast experience in vascular access. The authors and editors worked diligently to create this interactive, contemporary tool to provide physicians overview and case-based tutorials on a variety of access and closure techniques using real-world experiences. The techniques demonstrated include:

  • Ultrasound Guidance for Femoral Access
  • Optimal Femoral Artery Puncture Technique
  • Micropuncture Technique for Femoral Access for Coronary Catheterization and Interventions