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An instrument for preventing blood flow by compression of a blood vessel.
- ‘In contrast, although not originally intended as permanent implants, in practice bioabsorbable hemostats are often left in the surgical bed to prevent rebleeding after surgical closure.’
- ‘If injecting a corticosteroid after aspiration, a hemostat is used to stabilize the needle while the syringe is changed.’
- ‘The tourniquet then is tightened and secured by perpendicularly placing a hemostat at the end of the catheter farthest from the vessel.’
- ‘The new hemostat stopped bleeding in 95% of all tissue sites, compared with only 64% of those in the control group.’
- ‘When aspiration precedes injection, the needle is held with a hemostat while the syringe is changed.’
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