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Rationale and design of a randomised clinical trial comparing vascular closure device and manual compression to achieve haemostasis after diagnostic coronary angiography: the Instrumental Sealing of ARterial puncture site – CLOSURE device versus manual compression (ISAR-CLOSURE) trial

EuroIntervention 2014;10:198-203. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I2A33

Erion Xhepa
Erion Xhepa1, MD; Robert A. Byrne1*, MB, BCh, PhD; Stefanie Schulz1, MD; Sandra Helde1; Senta Gewalt1; Salvatore Cassese1, MD; Maryam Linhardt1, MD; Tareq Ibrahim2, MD; Julinda Mehilli3,5, MD; Katharina Hoppe4, MD; Katharina Grupp1, MD; Sebastian Kufner1, MD; Corinna Böttiger1, MD; Petra Hoppmann2, MD; Christof Burgdorf, MD; Massimiliano Fusaro1, MD; Ilka Ott1, MD; Simon Schneider2, MD; Christian Hengstenberg1, MD; Heribert Schunkert
1. Deutsches Herzzentrum, Technische Universität, Munich, Germany; 2. Medizinische Klinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität, Munich, Germany; 3. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, Klinikum der Universität München, Munich, Germany; 4. Sc

Aims: Vascular closure devices (VCD) have been introduced into clinical practice with the aim of increasing the procedural efficiency and clinical safety of coronary angiography. However,

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