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For an angiogram. What is a artery closure device? Does this hurt?
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Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology
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In brief: Prevents bleeding.
An angiogram entails inserting a catheter into your artery (usually in your groin).
When the angiogram is completed, the hole in the artery where the catheter entered must be closed so there is no bleeding. The artery closure device closes the hole in the artery. The groin is numb, so the closure device usually does not hurt, though pressure and mild twinges of pain may be experienced.

In brief: Prevents bleeding.
An angiogram entails inserting a catheter into your artery (usually in your groin).
When the angiogram is completed, the hole in the artery where the catheter entered must be closed so there is no bleeding. The artery closure device closes the hole in the artery. The groin is numb, so the closure device usually does not hurt, though pressure and mild twinges of pain may be experienced.
Dr. Thomas Foster
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
In brief: Pressure
Following most angiograms the physician will apply direct pressure to the arterial puncture site and that will be enough to stop bleeding in most cases.
If it fails ulrasound guided pressure can be applied. There are devised that can be used if necessary but they are rarely needed.

In brief: Pressure
Following most angiograms the physician will apply direct pressure to the arterial puncture site and that will be enough to stop bleeding in most cases.
If it fails ulrasound guided pressure can be applied. There are devised that can be used if necessary but they are rarely needed.
Dr. Paul Slawek
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