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Cardiol Young. 2015 Feb;25(2):350-4. doi: 10.1017/S1047951114001152. Epub 2014 Jul 7.

Patent ductus arteriosus stenting for palliation of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in childhood.

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1Department of Cardiology,Second University of Naples,Naples,Italy.
2
2Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Department,Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital,IRCCS,Rome,Italy.

Abstract

A 4.5-year-old child with severe idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension underwent right-heart catheterisation, showing suprasystemic pulmonary pressure and a tiny patent ductus arteriosus with trivial right-to-left shunting. The ductus arteriosus was successfully stented with a bare metal stent. At 1-year follow-up, a remarkable improvement was observed in clinical status, functional capacity, and serology. Echocardiography confirmed a favourable cardiac remodelling.

KEYWORDS:

haemodynamics

PMID:
24998793
DOI:
10.1017/S1047951114001152
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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