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Angio-Seal™ VIP

Technology for Confident Closure

The Angio-Seal vascular closure device quickly seals femoral artery punctures following catheterization procedures, allowing for early ambulation and hospital discharge. The device creates a mechanical seal by sealing the arteriotomy between a bio-absorbable anchor and collagen sponge, which dissolve within 60 to 90 days. The VIP (V-Twist Integrated Platform) is a unique technology providing a larger collagen footprint for better arteriotomy coverage and designed for enhanced conformability around the artery for a more uniform and secure seal.

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Angio-Seal™ VIP

Absorbable Components

The Angio-Seal Vascular Closure Device uses three bioabsorbable components to actively seal the arteriotomy:

  1. Anchor – Bioabsorbable co-polymer anchor placed against the inside of the vessel wall
  2. Collagen – Placed on top of the arteriotomy in the tissue tract 
  3. Suture – Cinches the anchor and collagen together to form a secure seal

All components are fully absorbed within 60-90 days.

Angio-Seal VIP Collagen Twist

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V-Twist Technology

The unique V-Twist deployment system is designed to allow the collagen to conform to the arteriotomy site.

For more information related to Angio-Seal please visit the following sites:

The Knowledge Center is an online resource for interventional cardiologists. The website provides a complete collection of education materials related to PCI optimization - Fractional Flow Reserve and Optical Coherence Tomography - as well as Access and Closure. 

Clinical Discoveries provides background information on clinical challenges and research. It also provides access to clinical resources, such as downloadable PowerPoint presentations and publications.
Tech Specs

Angio-Seal™ VIP

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Contents: Vascular Closure Device, Insertion Sheath, Arteriotomy Locator and 70 cm Guidewire with “J” Straightener (10 units per box)

Reorder Number French Size Guidewire Diameter (in)
610130 6 0.035
610131 8 0.038

How It Works

Product Demonstration

Proven to provide confident closure in both diagnostic and interventional cases, the Angio-Seal™ VIP Vascular Closure Device is the device of choice for closure in even the most challenging situations. Watch this demonstration to understand how Angio-Seal VIP provides enhanced conformability around the artery for a more uniform and secure seal.


Watch the video to the right and then scroll down to see Step-by-Step Instructions on the use of the Angio-Seal VIP Vascular Closure Device. 

Video Length:01:58
Video presented without sound.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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Locate the Artery
  1. Exchange the procedure sheath with the Angio-Seal Locator System
  2. Blood flow through the locator visually confirms proper sheath position in the artery


Set the Anchor
  1. Insert the Angio-Seal VIP Device into the sheath until you hear a "CLICK"
  2. Gently pull back on the locking cap until you hear another "CLICK"
  3. The anchor is now locked in place and device is ready to be deployed


Seal the Puncture
  1. Gently pull back on the Angio-Seal VIP Device until the suture has stopped spooling
  2. Maintain upward tension on the device and gently advance the compaction tube until resistance is felt
  3. Cut the suture and remove the device
Indications, Safety, & Warnings

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Brief Summary: Please review the Instructions for Use prior to using these devices for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events and directions for use.

St. Jude Medical Angio-Seal™ Vascular Closure Device product family, including the STS Plus, VIP and Evolution platforms, is indicated for use in closing and reducing time to hemostasis at the femoral arterial puncture site in patients who have undergone diagnostic angiography procedures or interventional procedures using an 8 French or smaller procedural sheath for the 8F Angio-Seal™ device and a 6 French or smaller procedural sheath for the 6 F Angio-Seal™ device. The Angio-Seal™ STS Plus, VIP and Evolution platform devices are also indicated for use to allow patients who have undergone diagnostic angiography to safely ambulate as soon as possible after sheath removal and device placement, as well as to allow patients who have undergone an interventional procedure to safely ambulate after sheath removal and device placement. Possible adverse events for vascular closure devices include, but are not limited to: bleeding or hematoma, AV fistula or pseudoaneurysm, infection, allergic reaction, foreign body reaction, inflammation, or edema.

Last Updated: May 9, 2014