Percutaneous, transcatheter closure of a patent ductus arteriosus

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A boy was noted at the age of 4 1/2 years to have a murmur and was found to have a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). The PDA was not hemodynamically significant but exposed the child to the risk of bacterial endocarditis (SBE). To avoid surgical repair of the PDA and to spare the child the need for life-long SBE prophylaxis, the PDA was closed by the transcatheter placement of a coil intended to remain in the ductus and to induce the formation of an occlusive thrombus. This procedure is currently followed by an overnight stay in hospital, but will become an ambulatory procedure when more experience is gained with it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalChildren's Hospital Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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