Published on:September 2016
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2016; 7(3):123-125
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2016.3.6

    Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus – experience with the ‘Direct duct technique’


    Anil Madan Potdar, Devendra Vijay Patil, Jivtesh Singh Pahwa, Ankur Ulhas Phatarpekar

    HJ Doshi Hindu Sabha Hospital, Ghatkoper, Mumbai, India


    Transcatheter closure of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a frequently undertaken interventional procedure. The crossing of PDA is an important step during this procedure. We present our experience with the ‘Direct duct technique’ – a novel simpler technique of crossing a PDA using a multipurpose catheter parked at the inferior vena cava and right atrium junction.

    Key words: PDA crossing, novel technique, multipurpose catheter. 

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