Cool medical gizmo as my parting gift

Although I forgot to ask for a commemorative photo from my Uterine Fibroid Embolization, it seems as though I did get to leave with a parting gift. The Interventional Radiologist used the StarClose® Vascular Closure System to close my femoral artery after the procedure. Wasn’t crazy over the idea of a permanent nitinol clip being left in there but I visited the web site and this thing is small (4mm) and really cool. You have to view the slick MTV-type video demonstration.

High marks in the geeky category and the star/flower shape of the clip appeals to my “new age hippie” side. Nice.

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