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Cardiol Young. 2011 Feb;21(1):97-100. doi: 10.1017/S104795111000137X. Epub 2010 Oct 27.

Successful closure for a case of congenital coronary artery fistula using a patent ductus arteriosus occluder.

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, First People's Hospital of Nantong, Nantong, Jiansu, China. roryzhao@yahoo.com.cn

Abstract

We describe a case of transcatheter occlusion of a large and tortuose coronary artery fistula in an 8-year-old girl. During 2.5 years' of follow-up, she had no complaints and developed normally. This method of reserving the guide wire in cardiac catheterisation is extremely useful. Through the application of a patent ductus arteriosus occluder, the transcatheter closure of coronary artery fistulas proves to be a safe, feasible, and cost-effective option to surgery.

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