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Transcatheter embolization coil closure of patent ductus arteriosus--modified delivery for enhanced control during coil positioning.
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PMID:  8542647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of Gianturco coils (Cook, Inc., Bloomington, IN) has been recently described as a method of occluding restrictive patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Precise control of the coil during positioning or withdrawal is difficult. We designed an inexpensive and readily available system to control the coil during delivery and repositioning. A 5 French Mallincrodt vertebral catheter was heat tapered to allow slight, but definite resistance of a 0.035" guide wire when it was passed through the catheter. The delivery system has been used to successfully coil occlude restrictive PDAs in seven patients. The system has added no additional costs to the procedure and has provided improved control of the coil position prior to release of the coil.
M A Kuhn; L A Latson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-13     Completed Date:  1996-02-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  288-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44121, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / therapy*
Embolization, Therapeutic*
Equipment Design
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*,  methods

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