Coil occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus.


BACKGROUND Coils are the only devices available for transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in Japan. Since April 1999, we have introduced a 0.052-inch Gianturco coil (0.052-inch coil) to close PDA >or=2.5 mm. METHODS AND RESULTS A retrospective survey of the outcome of coil occlusions for PDA >or=2.5 mm before and after the 0.052-inch… (More)