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Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus in Chinese adults: immediate and long-term results.
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PMID:  12499525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) has been established as a safe and effective treatment for pediatric patients. However, long-term experience in adults remains limited. Therefore, our purpose is to report our experience with this approach in Chinese adults. METHODS: Twenty-five patients (mean age, 34 years) who underwent transcatheter closure of PDA in a tertiary cardiology center in Hong Kong were recruited. RESULTS: The mean PDA diameter measured by angiogram was 3.1 mm (range, 1.3 6.6 mm) and the mean pulmonary-to-systemic shunt was 1.65 (range, 1.3 1.8). All procedures were performed under local anesthesia. The average procedure and fluoroscopy times were 54 14 minutes and 14 4 minutes, respectively. The mean period of hospitalization was 4 days (range, 3 5 days). Immediate, one-month and late success rates were 96%, 92% and 84%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous closure of PDA in adults is a safe and feasible procedure. It should be a reasonable alternative for adult patients who are either not fit for open-chest surgery or who prefer a less invasive approach.
Chi-Hang Lee; Yim-Lung Leung; Nim-Pong Kwong; On-Hing Kwok; Alex S B Yip; Wing-Hing Chow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1042-3931     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-24     Completed Date:  2003-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Grantham Hospital, 125, Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Local
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization*
Prostheses and Implants*
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors

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