Arterial cutaneous femoral fistulous tract closure using surgiflo hemostatic matrix: A novel adjunct for post-tavr access-site management

Eileen Gajo, Omer Iftikhar, Paul J. Pearson, Ted Feldman, Mayra Guerrero, Justin Levisay, Michael H. Salinger

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Several options are available to address hemostasis at the end of a cardiac catheterization or percutaneous transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) when conventional options are ineffective. To date, there have been few studies exploring the use of a topical thrombin preparation, as one of its main contraindications is that it cannot be used intravascularly due to risk of embolization. The following case shows safe utilization of Surgiflo hemostatic gel matrix under fluoroscopic guidance against an inflated balloon in order to achieve closure of a fistulous tract from a femoral artery access site during percutaneous TAVR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • access-site management
  • embolization
  • hemostasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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