oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus with the Rashkind device
|Article Title||Transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus with the Rashkind device|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Paediatric Cardiology, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1994|
|Pages||70 - 74|
|Keyword(s)||Rashkind patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occluder|
Results of the first 50 patients in South Africa in whom the Rashkind patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occluder was placed within the ductus are presented. Patients weighing ? 8 kg with a diagnosis of a PDA ? 8 mm in diameter were eligible for inclusion into the study. Successful initial implantation of the device was achieved in 48 patients, with embolisation occurring in 2 patients. Both devices were successfully retrieved at surgery.
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