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Closure of tubular patent ductus arteriosus in infants with the amplatzer vascular plug II.
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PMID:  23172706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: We utilized the Amplatzer Vascular Plug II to close tubular patent ductus arteriosus (DA) in infants. BACKGROUND: Despite advancements in device design, catheter-based therapy for the DA of tubular morphology has been problematic. Likewise, the currently available devices are not designed to close DA's in small, often premature infants as the size of the delivery systems can be prohibitive and the devices obstructive to aortic or pulmonary artery flow. METHODS: We report our experience using the second-generation Amplatzer Vascular Plug (AVP II) in ten patients with sizeable, tubular DA's, seven of whom were less than or equal to 4.0kg. RESULTS: Complete closure was attained in all patients, with one minor complication. In four small infants, the device was delivered without arterial access under echocardiographic guidance. CONCLUSION: It is our belief that the AVP II device can be a useful embolization device for DA's in this difficult patient population. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Abby Gross; Jon P Donnelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Pediatrics, Department of Cardiology, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine.
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