oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus with the Rashkind device

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



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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