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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Children's Hospital Quarterly|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health