Report of PDA Closur by Nonsurgical Approach in Pediatric Less than 15 Years Old in Emam Khomeini Hospital Ahvaz

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Atherosclosis Cardiovascular Research Center (ACRC).Ahvaz Jundishpur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Department of Pediatric, Ahvaz Jundishpur, University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran. 3 -Department of Pediatric Neurology. Ahvaz Jundishpur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

3 Department of Pediatric Neurology. Ahvaz Jundishpur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

4 Department of Pediatric, Ahvaz Jundishpur, University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

5 Medical student, Golestan Hospital , Ahvaz Jundishpur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.


Background and Objective: Ductus arterisus is a large normally duct that communicate pulmonary artery and disending aorta in fetus. After birth and respiration this duct is normally closed. One of the congenital heart diseases is patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Patency of this duct results in heart failure or endarteritis. Treatment involves both surgical and non-surgical interventions. In this study we evaluate our first non-surgical intervention experiences in Khuzestan.
Subjects and Methods: Fourteen PDA patients who were diagnosed by echocardiography underwent of transcatheter closure with amplatzer or coil
Results: Narrowest part of the PDA close to pulmonary artery had a median size of 3.7 mm (range from 1.6- 6.2 mm). All PDA patents with exception of one, complete occlusion was acheived after the procedure. On follow up, that patient had no residual shunt after three months. None of our patients had complications immediately and on follow-up.
Conclusion: Our fist experience showed that PDA occluder by amplatzer or coil is safe and effective and recommended for majority of PDA.


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