Percutaneous closure of a large PDA in a 35-year-old man with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance

John S. Hokanson, Giorgio Gimelli, John L. Bass

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Abstract

The presence of a large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may result in significant pulmonary hypertension, which may not be reversible. We present the case of a 35-year-old man with pulmonary hypertension who had successful percutaneous closure of a large PDA with an Amplatzer muscular ventricular septal defect occluder and resolution of his pulmonary hypertension. The use of prior balloon test occlusion of the PDA suggested that the procedure would be successful, despite the lack of an immediate fall in the pulmonary artery pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalCongenital Heart Disease
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

Keywords

  • Amplatzer Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect Occluder
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sildenafil

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