Usefulness of Doppler Derived End Diastolic Flow Gradient Across the Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Selecting Coils for Ductal Occlusion

Abstract

Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with coils is accepted as an alternative to surgical ligation. We evaluated whether flow gradient across PDA, obtained by Doppler echocardiography, can aid in selecting coils for percutaneous ductal occlusion. 79 consecutive patients with PDA, who underwent successful percutaneous coil occlusion were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00246-011-0118-2

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