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Revista Costarricense de Cardiología

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GUTIERREZ, Rafael; CASTRO, Abdón; BERRIOS, Nubia  and  MAS, Carlos. Tratamiento de la persistencia del conducto arterioso con el coil desprendible de gianturco. Rev. costarric. cardiol [online]. 2000, vol.2, n.3, pp.13-17. ISSN 1409-4142.

We found 43 patients with patent ductus arteriosus in a period of 26 months. Two patients had a pulmonary valve stenosis and three patients show septum defects( ventricular septal defect in two and one with an AV canal). We have three patients with migration of the coil to the pulmonary artery without consequences. The size of the coil more frequently used was 5 mm and 5 loops. Four patient need two coils for closure of the PDA. Seven patients show pulmonary hypertension from mild to moderate, five of them were Down syndrome. The diameter of the ductus more frequently observed was 2 mm. The age at the moment of the closure was 6 months to 10 years mean 42,9 months+-26,3 months; the weight was from 7 kilos to 30 kilos mean 14,9+-5,5 kilos.

Keywords : ductus arteriosus; coil.

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