Nonoperative closure of left-to-right shunts.

  title={Nonoperative closure of left-to-right shunts.},
  author={Noel L. Mills and Taj D. King},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={72 3},
Efforts to close left-to-right shunts at Ochsner Medical Institutions have been directed toward atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). PDA's were constructed in dogs by interposing a segment of jugular vein between the aorta and main pulmonary artery. Five dogs in which the PDA was closed by a plug device inserted through the femoral vessels were put to death at 6 to 12 months. Histologic sections showed good fibrous ingrowth with endothelial covering on the aorta and… CONTINUE READING
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