Transesophageal Echocardiography as the Sole Guidance for Occlusion of Patent Ductus Arteriosus using a Canine Ductal Occluder in Dogs

@inproceedings{Porciello2014TransesophagealEA,
  title={Transesophageal Echocardiography as the Sole Guidance for Occlusion of Patent Ductus Arteriosus using a Canine Ductal Occluder in Dogs},
  author={Francesco Porciello and Domenico Caivano and M. E. Giorgi and Patrizia Knafelz and Mark Rishniw and N. S. Moise and Antonello Bufalari and Alessandro Fruganti and Francesco Birettoni},
  booktitle={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is usually performed by fluoroscopy alone or together with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) guidance has been used for deployment of Amplatz Canine Ductal Occluder (ACDO), but sometimes is limited by suboptimal acoustic windows. Transesophageal echocardiography can overcome such issues and provides higher image resolution at the level of the great vessels. OBJECTIVES To determine… CONTINUE READING