Vascular access site complications following catheterization procedures are one of the most frequent causes of morbidity. Manual compression is the most commonly followed procedure in achieving hemostasis of the arterial site. However manual compression frequently requires anticoagulation, prolonged bed rest and patient discomfort, along with time constraints for healthcare providers. Vascular closure devices (VCDs) have emerged as an alternative to mechanical compression in order to reduce the hemostasis that includes biodegradable plugs, sutures, staples or ultrasound.
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