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Haemostasis action of VELSEAL-T in a haemophilia A patient with external bleeding

Professor, dr Anupam Dutta
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Published Online: 2018-04-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.17225/jhp00105


VELSEAL-Tis an innovative haemostatic medical device for the control of bleeding. Incorporating a clotting agent (thrombin) and anti-fibrinolytic agent (tranexamic acid), it enables rapid coagulation when blood flows into the dressing, leading to sealing and stabilisation of wound surfaces. A 36-year-old known to have mild haemophilia A presented with profuse bleeding from the forehead after injury following a fall on concrete surface. He attended hospital after 18 hours of injury as bleeding continued as soon as pressure was released from the injury site. A VELSEAL-T patch was applied to the injury site with the patient’s full consent. The bleeding stopped after 60 seconds, but the patient was instructed to hold the patch in place for a further 60 seconds. After two minutes of tight pressure application, there was no more oozing of blood from the injury site. This case shows that VELSEAL-T can be used as an aid in stopping external bleeding in haemophilia patients. Further trials should be undertaken to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this product.

Keywords: VELSEAL-T; Haemophilia; External bleeding; Haemostatic patch


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Published Online: 2018-04-14

Citation Information: The Journal of Haemophilia Practice, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 4–7, ISSN (Online) 2055-3390, DOI: https://doi.org/10.17225/jhp00105.

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