Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a common type of congenital cardiovascular lesion. It usually needs surgical ligation in a full-term baby after 1 year of age. Transcatheter implantation of coils was introduced for the closure of small- to moderate-sized PDA in 1992. From November 1995 to November 1998, the authors closed the PDA in 153 patients by transcatheter implantation of coils and by surgical ligation in 10 patients. One hundred fourteen of them were studied for more than 1 1/2 years. The regular follow-up studies, including physical examination; electrocardiography; and pulsed, continuous-wave, and color Doppler flow mapping, were performed on day one and day 2, and 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after the procedure. The results of the closure of PDA by surgical ligation or coil placement were compared and analyzed in all the patients.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine