Stenting of Bilateral Arterial Ducts in Complex Congenital Heart Disease


Bilateral arterial ducts serving nonconfluent pulmonary arteries is a very rare pattern of pulmonary blood flow in congenital heart disease with pulmonary atresia. In this setting, neonatal ductal closure might result in abrupt pulmonary hypoperfusion and life-threatening systemic hypoxia, thereby indicating emergent surgical palliation or repair. However, percutaneous arterial duct stenting might be an alternative to surgery, especially in high-risk patients. This article reports on two critical neonates with complex heart disease and discontinuous pulmonary arteries dependent on bilateral arterial ducts who successfully underwent transcatheter ductal stenting as first-step palliation toward lower-risk corrective surgery.

DOI: 10.1007/s00246-007-9184-x

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@article{Santoro2007StentingOB, title={Stenting of Bilateral Arterial Ducts in Complex Congenital Heart Disease}, author={Giuseppe Santoro and Giuseppe Caianiello and Maria Russo and Raffaele Calabr{\'o}}, journal={Pediatric Cardiology}, year={2007}, volume={29}, pages={842-845} }