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- Süleyman Ercan1,
- Vedat Karslı2,
- Vedat Davutoğlu1,
- Ahmad Huraibat1,
- Murat Yüce1,
- Halil İnanç1 and
- Mehmet Aksoy1
Investigation of the efficacy and safety of belt mechanism (anjiyobelt) that which we developed recently and have taken the patent of it, allows mobility after coronary operations, causes to apply adjustable pressure to the femoral artery
Between October 2012 and April 2013, 191 consecutive patients undergoing percutan coronary intervention electively or due to acute coronary syndrome were enrolled. There are 96 patients in sandbags group and 93 patients in anjiobelt group. Manual compression applied to the femoral artery until reaching to primary homeostasis. Then 4-5 kilograms of sandbags or anjiobelt placed. Mobilization was allowed in case of need in anjiobelt group. 24 hours after the procedure, bruises superficial femoral region and hematoma, pseudo-aneurysm, arteriovenous fistula complications of femoral artery with Doppler ultrasound were noted.
Hematoma occurred more frequently in Sandbag group. Less than 1 cm hematoma developed in 52 patients with sandbags and in 25 patients with anjiobelt (p<0.0001). 1-5 cm sized hematoma also developed in 5 patients with sandbags and in 3 patients with anjiobelt (p<0.0001). Femoral artery pseudoaneurysm was seen in 4 patients. One of these two patients was used anjiobelt, other two patients was used sandbags (p=0.975).
Anjiyobelt significantly reduces the incidence of hematoma according to conventional sandbags in patients undergoing PCI. Other complications of femoral region in terms of efficiency and safety appears to be similar to the sand bags. The absolute immobilization of the main problems of these patients have been eliminated by anjiyobelt.