Interventional cardiology is a glamorous specialty. Everything is innovated . New devices come every day to ease the work of cardiologists.
But, the percutaneous vascular closing devices are used for over a decade. Has it won the battle against the hand and sand ?
Still the judgment is not out regarding it’s utility.
My personal opinion is . . .
And it is some what , ratified by this Meta analysis in
American Heart journal 2010 (.We expect the devices to evolve
and ultimately should prevail over the hands )