Abbott launches enhanced vascular closure system

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Abbott has launched its next-generation StarClose SE vascular closure system,  which enables secure closure of the femoral artery access site following a catheterization procedure. 

StarClose SE, which stands for safe and extravascular, builds upon the design of its predecessor, StarClose, with enhancements that include:

  • An intuitive, numbered system, providing visual guidance and audible clicks for each step leading to clip deployment;
  • Immediate vessel closure with deployment of a shape-memory clip onto the surface of an artery; and
  • Added device stability for the operator during clip deployment.

StarClose SE is now available in the U.S. and Europe.