Vascular access and closure are critical to the success of percutaneous interventional cardiac procedures. As diagnostic and therapeutic options expand, so do the needs of the invasive/ interventional practitioners. Currently, clinicians receive education and training in a variety of venues and formats including fellowship training, industry-sponsored events, didactic presentations at meetings, procedure simulations, and proctorships. The authors of this educational tool have endeavored to develop a contemporary, practical, highly-visual tool to aid practicing physicians by supplementing their current understanding and, in some instances, providing step-by-step tutorials for performing various access and closure procedures.

This eBook is divided into 3 chapters:

  • Chapter 1 covers routine (<8Fr) access and closure procedures
  • Chapter 2 covers large bore (>8Fr) access and closure procedures
  • Chapter 3 reviews access site complications and management

Each chapter contains several short sections that are easy to review and include references to more definitive works. Photos, illustrations, and videos enhance the content of this digital eBook. Our clinically-focused authors share their techniques with an emphasis on best practices whenever available.

We are excited to offer this content for fellows in training, early-career physicians, and experienced operators to apply in their practices. Given the electronic format, we envision providing periodic updates as new information becomes available.

 

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