Patent ductus arteriosus occlusion in small dogs utilizing a low profile Amplatz® canine duct occluder prototype.


OBJECTIVES To develop procedural methodology and assess the safety, utility and effectiveness of a low profile Amplatz(®) canine duct occluder (ACDO) prototype in dogs deemed too small to undergo ductal occlusion with the commercially-available ACDO device. ANIMALS Twenty-one dogs with left-to-right shunting patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Dogs were ≥1.5… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvc.2015.06.002


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