Postprocedural Radial Artery Compression Time In Chronic AnticoaguLated patients using StatSeal: The PRACTICAL-SEAL study

Rodrigo Bagur, Luiz F. Ybarra, Zeev Israeli, Amir Solomonica, Hussein Taleb, Panagiotis Savvoulidis, Shubrandu S. Sanjoy, Shahar Lavi

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Background: Patients on uniterrupted chronic oral anticoagulation (OAC) therapy are at high-risk of bleeding during cardiac catheterization. We aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of the StatSeal® disc for adjunct hemostasis in patients undergoing transradial coronary angiography under uninterrupted OAC therapy. Methods: Patients who underwent transradial cardiac catheterization without interrupted OAC therapy were included in this study. Results: Among 180 patients, 85 (47.2%) patients were on warfarin and 95 (52.8%) patients on novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Patients on NOACs were older (72.9 ± 9.6 versus 69.7 ± 10.8 years, P < 0.001) and had more atrial fibrillation/flutter (94.7% versus 62.4%, P < 0.001), whereas patients on Warfarin were more often women (43.5% versus 26.3%, P = 0.02) and had mechanical heart valves (27.1% versus 0%, P < 0.001). Intravenous unfractioned heparin (UFH) was administered in 96.5% of patients on warfarin (3799 ± 1342 units) and 93.7% patients on NOACs (4028 ± 1362 units), P = 0.27. There were no differences in terms of type and sheath size and the need for ad hoc coronary intervention. Time-to-first release of the hemostatic wristband was 56.2 ± 12.6 min and complete hemostasis was achieved in 71.1 ± 13.0 min, with shorter times among patients on NOACs (54.1 ± 11.7 and 58.5 ± 13.2 min, 68.9 ± 11.7 versus 73.6 ± 14.0 min, P = 0.02, for both). There were no significant differences in terms of bleeding. There was no radial artery occlusion among 112 participants who underwent color Doppler ultrasound. Conclusion: The present study shows that in patients undergoing transradial coronary angiogram under contemporary uninterrupted OAC therapy and periprocedural administration of UFH, the use of StatSeal® disc for adjunctive hemostasis was associated with short times to complete hemostasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • Angiography
  • Anticoagulation
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Radial access


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