Experience the ClosureFast™ Procedure
ABOUT THE CLOSUREFAST™ PROCEDURE
The ClosureFast™ procedure uses radiofrequency energy to precisely and effectively treat patients suffering from Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).
The ClosureFast™ catheter precisely heats a 7 cm vein segment (or 3 cm for shorter, refluxing vein lengths) in one 20-second interval.
- The system’s controlled feedback mechanism monitors intravascular heat parameters in real time to automatically regulate therapeutic power.
- The heat provided by the catheter shrinks and collapses the target vein, creating a fibrotic seal and occluding the vessel.
The ClosureFast™ procedure eliminates the need for groin surgery and general anesthesia, and is generally performed using local anesthesia in a vein specialist’s office or an outpatient surgical facility. The procedure takes approximately 45-60 minutes and most patients typically spend two to three hours at the medical facility due to normal pre- and post-treatment procedures.
LESS PAIN, LESS BRUISING, FASTER RECOVERY
Studies show that the ClosureFast™ procedure is associated with lower rates of pain, bruising and complications and a faster improvement in patients’ quality of life when compared to 980 nm laser ablation.1 The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days following treatment, and most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks after the ClosureFast™ procedure.2*
A prospective, international, multi-center study showed that 91.9% of treated veins were closed 5 years following treatment with the ClosureFast™ procedure.3,4 The study used the Kaplan Meier analysis, a common statistic used for a variety of endpoints, including effectiveness of a treatment over defined period of time.
Clinical & Lifestyle Benefits
Patients treated with the ClosureFast™ Procedure may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or 980 nm laser ablation (see charts below). With the ClosureFast™ Procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.1 For a few weeks following the treatment, your vein specialist may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.
Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the ClosureFast™ Procedure. Most patients report limited to no scarring, bruising (ecchymosis), or swelling following the ClosureFast™ Procedure.
As with all medical procedures, there is a chance that complications may occur, including, but not limited to the following:
- Vessel perforation
- Pulmonary embolism
- Adjacent nerve injury
- Skin burn or discoloration
(1) Weiss, RA. Comparison of Endovenous Radiofrequency Versus 10 nm Diode Laser Occlusion of Large Veins in an Animal Model. Dermatol Surg 2002;28:56-61.
(2) Almeida JI, Kaufman J, Göckeritz O, et al. Radiofrequency endovenous ClosureFast versus laser ablation for the treatment of great saphenous reflux: a multicenter, single-blinded, randomized study (RECOVERY Study). J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009;20:752-759.
(3) Lurie, F, et al. Prospective randomized study of endovenous radiofrequency obliteration (Closure procedure) versus ligation and stripping in a selected patient population (EVOLVeS Study), J Vasc Surg 2003; 38(2):207-14.
(4) Hinchliffe, RJ, et al. A prospective randomized controlled trial of VNUS Closure versus Surgery for the treatment of recurrent long saphenous varicose veins. Eur J Vasc Surg 2006 Feb; 31; 2: 212-218.