Login | Users Online: 209  
Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size   
Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact us
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-104

Percutaneous transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus using amplatzer duct occluder: First yemeni experience

1 Cardiac Centre, Al-Thawrah Teaching Hospital, Sana'a, Yemen
2 Qween Alia Heart Institute, K.H.M.C. Amman, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Al-Motarreb
Cardiac Centre, Al-Thawrah hospital, P.O. Box 89, Sana'a, Yemen

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Background: Results of transcatheter closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) using Amplatzer duct occluder are excellent and have replaced the conventional surgical closure of the PDA in the majority of the cases. Objectives : To assess the immediate and short term results of Transcatheter closure of patent ductus Arteriosus < 6.5mm, using the Amplatzer Duct Occluder (ADO) for the first time in Yemen. Patients & Methods: Seventeen patients (11 females & 6 males) were diagnosed to have Patent Ductus Arteriosus between May 2003 to May 2005. They underwent an attempt of Transcatheter closure of the PDA with ADO. The median age was 5.1 years (range 7 months to 11 years ), and weight ranged from 4kg to 30kg (median 5. 6 kg). A 6F sheath was used for delivery of the ADO. Results: The median PDA diameter at the narrowest segment was 4.1mm (range 2.5 to 6.5mm) and the mean pulmonary / systemic flow ratio (QP/QS) was 1.7:1 (range 1.2:1 to 3:1). There was immediate & complete closure in 10/17 by angiography results. At 24 hrs, 16/17 patients had complete closure of PDAs on colour Doppler echocardiography. Ten patients out of seventeen have completed the 6 & 12 months follow-up and all had complete closure without any complications. Conclusion: Our initial results show that Amplatzer duct occluder is safe and effective in closing PDA in most patients with a PDA < 6.5mm in diameter.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded80    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal