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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-22

A challenging case of patent ductus arteriosus device closure in an adult with unconventional views and catheters

Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Deep Chandh Raja
Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Raibareli Road, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
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Abnormally oriented patent ductus arteriosus is expected in adults, which can lead to difficulties while attempting a device closure. Alternate angiographic views like the “right anterior oblique view,” “retrograde approach” and in rare cases, as elicited in the following case scenario, special catheters like the “Tiger® catheter” can aid in crossing the lesion and completion of the procedure successfully.

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