“My post-procedure experience was remarkably improved with AXERA access versus my first three procedures.”

Gerald L - Michigan

“I was up out of bed and moving around extremely quickly after my procedure.”

Susan C - California

Procedures with the AXERA® Self-Sealing Access Procedure

The AXERA® Self-Sealing Access procedure is performed during catheterization, or angiographic procedures. This revolutionary procedure provides an advanced way to access the artery at the beginning of the case allowing comfortable, quick arterial closure and patient recovery.

Catheterization and angiographic procedures start with the doctor gaining entry into one of the arteries. The artery most commonly used for this procedure is the common femoral artery in the upper leg. This entry or access site will provide a pathway to the vasculature (arterial blood vessels) so the doctor can evaluate the patient’s condition and treat if necessary. At the end of the procedure, the devices are removed and hand-held pressure is applied to the access site in the artery to stop any bleeding. The patient then remains in bed, often for a number of hours as prescribed by the doctor to ensure the newly closed access site remains secure.

Your physician may choose to perform a self-sealing vessel access procedure using the AXERA® Access System. Unlike all vascular closure implants, the self-sealing vascular access procedure is done at the beginning of your catheterization and creates a self-sealing access hole that requires short and gentle handheld compression at the end of the procedure. The self-sealing vascular access procedure leaves behind NO foreign materials and provides the comfort benefits of:

  • Effective and secure vascular closure in conjunction with minimal compression
  • Minimal pain
  • Decreased bed rest
  • Accelerated time to mobility
  • No implant related complications

Please ask your physician about self-sealing vascular access with the AXERA® Access Device from Arstasis, Inc.

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