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 George Vetrovec, MD, authored the Vascular Access, Management and Closure Best Practices e-Book. 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