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A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2004 June;52(3):219-24

language: English

Amplatzer Muscular VSD Occluder for catheter closure of a 20 mm hypertensive patent ductus arteriosus. A case report and literature review

Onorato E., Mbala-Mukendi M., Casilli F., Girardi P., Canali G., Lanzoni L., Guilarte N., Barbieri E.


The treatment of very large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) was thought to be solely surgical. There is not enough experience in transcatheter closure of large hypertensive PDA. In this report, successful catheter closure of a large and hypertensive ductus using the Amplatzer Muscular VSD Occluder and a literature review are presented.

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