Relief of factitious coarctation following occlusion of large patent ductus arteriosus with Gianturco-Grifka vascular occluder

Frank Ing, Charles E. Mullins, Stephen B. Wolfe, Ronald G. Grifka

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations


We report an infant with a large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and a hypoplastic aortic isthmus presenting with factitious coarctation due to high ductal flow. Following transcatheter occlusion of the PDA with a Gianturco- Grifka vascular occluder, the aortic gradient resolved, thereby eliminating the need for surgery on the isthmus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998



  • Coarctation
  • Gianturco-Grifka vascular occluder
  • Occlusion
  • Patent ductus arteriosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this