A method providing bidirectional control of coil delivery in occlusions of patent ductus arteriosus with shallow ampulla and Pott's shunts

Frank Ing, Michael R. Recto, Arwa Saidi, Susan Denfield, Charles E. Mullins

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A novel method using a snare and bioptome to provide bidirectional control of a Gianturco coil for occlusion of a patent ductus arteriosus with a shallow ampulla and Pott's shunts is presented. This method greatly reduces the risk of coil embolization and optimizes coil position in difficult cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1561-1563
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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