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Percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus in adults using different devices.
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PMID:  20515630     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus in adults involves a number of risks because there are associated anatomic and histologic alterations. Between October 1992 and August 2008, 23 patients were referred to our department with isolated patent ductus arteriosus. Their age ranged from 16-75 years (median 25.5 years) and their weight from 52-80 kg (median 57 kg). The pulmonary diameter ranged from 1.8-5.8 mm (mean 3.5 mm), and pulmonary artery pressure, from 9-72 mmHg (mean 15 mmHg). The rate of ductal occlusion achieved with the Rashkind patent ductus arteriosus occluder was 85.7%, and it was 100% with the Amplatzer duct occluder and the Nit-Occlud coil. The average hospitalization time and follow-up duration were 24 hours and 2 years, respectively. The only immediate complication was an inguinal hematoma, and there were no late complications. In adults, closure of patent ductus arteriosus using a number of different devices, especially the latest generation devices, was safe and effective, regardless of morphologic and histologic characteristics.
Ricardo Gamboa; Raúl E Rios-Méndez; Francisco P Mollón; Graciela M Arroyo; Diego F Gutiérrez
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista española de cardiología     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1579-2242     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-02     Completed Date:  2010-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404277     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  726-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sección de Cardiología Infantil, Hospital Universitario, Fundación Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Septal Occluder Device*
Young Adult

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