Podcast: Effectiveness and safety of devices designed to close femoral artery puncture sites

A major development in health care in recent decades has been the ability of doctors to access difficult to reach parts of a patient’s body through their blood vessels. These endovascular procedures require access to the inside of an artery and need to finish by closing the hole that was created to enter the artery. The lead author of a new Cochrane Review in March 2016, Lindsay Robertson, from Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK tells us about the evidence for one of the ways to do this.