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Echocardiographically guided catheter closure of arterial ducts in small preterm infants on the neonatal intensive care unit.
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PMID:  20928843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective: To describe closure of haemodynamically significant arterial ducts in preterm infants using an echocardiographically guided cardiac catheter technique in selected infants in the neonatal nursery and in preference to cardiac surgery. Background: Persistently patent arterial ducts are common in preterm infants and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Cardiac catheter techniques continue to improve and occlusion of arterial ducts in preterm infants is becoming technically feasible. Closure of arterial ducts by cardiac catheter techniques would enable selected infants to avoid surgery and a lateral thoracotomy, as well as potentially obviating the need for transfer of sick preterm infants between units for duct closure. Methods and Results: This brief report describes placement of coils or Amplatzer duct devices to occlude arterial ducts in small premature infants exclusively under echocardiographic guidance in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Conclusions: Closing arterial ducts in the neonatal nursery by an echocardiographically guided cardiac catheter technique with minimal morbidity is becoming achievable and is a significant advance in neonatal care. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Jamie Bentham; Saumen Meur; Lucy Hudsmith; Nick Archer; Neil Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom.
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