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Transcatheter treatment of "complex" aortic coarctation.
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PMID:  20665872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A young woman, submitted to aortic coarctation repair in early infancy, was referred with clinical and echocardiographic signs of severe recoarctation. Spiral CT scan confirmed the aortic isthmus obstruction but imaged also a huge aneurysm distal to the coarctation site, from which arose a large aberrant right subclavian artery. In cardiac catheterization, this vessel showed an upper-to-lower flow direction and its closure was deemed mandatory to abolish a major feeding source to the aneurysmal sack. Thus, this anomalous vessel was occluded with an Amplatzer Duct Occluder device and multiple covered Cheatham-Platinum stents were telescopically implanted into the thoracic aorta to dilate the coarctation and exclude the aneurysm. In conclusion, percutaneous transcatheter treatment is feasible, safe, and cost-effective even in aortic arch obstructions with complex anatomic arrangement.
Giuseppe Santoro; Shakeel Qureshi; Maria Giovanna Russo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-28     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:  247-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, 2nd University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Via Vito Lembo 14, Naples, Italy.
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