Hey all. SO My hosp. just started using the MYNX closure device a month or 2 ago. The MD's used to use angioseal, perclose or just send the pt. to my floor with a Sheath for us lovely nurses to pull, which is not my favorite!. Anyway, we had an inservice and the MYNX reps. came out from CA to NJ( my hosp is in NJ) to show us how it is used. It literally looks like those things you played with as kid, that you would drop in H2O and watch expand. The rep did this demo, I almost started laughing, the demo had club music and MYNX with a neon green and black logo
. The reps told us there would be less sheath pulling for the nurses, yea right have yet to see that happen, and less oozing/bleeding post-cath then an angioseal or perclose, and less pain at the groin site, then showed us all the stats and data using MYNX compared to the other closure devices(reps, I love those inservices they give with all the charts and stats pushing their products and what not
). So I gave it a chance, like any thing else we try. I noticed alot, I mean ALOT of post-PTCA/PCI groin site oozing, with the mynx closure device, more so than perclose and more than angioseal. Not like a bleed but a constant oozing for the first 6-8 hours, even after I have reinforced the pressure dressing and applied a sandbag, and called the MD. Angioseal is not much better with oozing but not near the oozing from the MYNX, perclose I have a decent experience with not oozing at the groin site. But NOW, the MYNX, is the ONLY closure device the Interventional MD's are using, besides sending the pt with a sheath, which there is no closure device excpet my fist, a pressure dressing and a sand bag applied post sheath removal
. The other thing I have noticed is the pt.s are in more pain at the groin site with the MYNX then say Angioseal or perclose. Just wanted to know some input or experiences that you have had with the MYNX closure device, good and bad..