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COLOR ME APPROVED: STARCLOSE VASCULAR CLOSURE SYSTEM FROM ABBOTT

March 21, 2006
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Have you recently had 5 or 6 French gauge diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures, but are plagued by those pesky puncture site femoral artery leaks? Well have no fear, the StarClose Vascular Closure System (VCS) from Abbot Vascular Devices has been approved to market by the FDA. Those of you familiar with the process will recognize the standard FDA language: MedGadget (http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2006/03/color_me_approv_1.html)