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Stenting the patent ductus arteriosus in duct-dependent pulmonary circulation: techniques, complications and follow-up issues.
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PMID:  22413983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Maintaining ductal patency in duct-dependent congenital heart lesions by implantation of coronary stents is an alternative to systemic pulmonary shunt in selected cases and lesions with suitable anatomy. This article focuses on the procedure as the initial palliation in duct-dependent pulmonary circulation, its associated pitfalls and complications. A good understanding of the diverse duct morphology is paramount prior to stenting of the ductus. Long tortuous duct, insufficiently constricted ductus at the pulmonary end and ductus with associated branch pulmonary artery stenosis at the site of insertion are not suitable for stenting. Durability of palliation is generally inferior to a surgical shunt and this may dictate earlier definitive surgical repair. Acceleration of branch pulmonary artery stenosis in certain ductal morphology limits its general applicability. Bioabsorbable and biodegradable stents may offer some solution to this problem.
Mazeni Alwi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Future cardiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1744-8298     ISO Abbreviation:  Future Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101239345     Medline TA:  Future Cardiol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Institut Jantung Negara (National Heart Institute), 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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