SHAHEED RAJAI CARDIVASCULAR MEDICAL CENTER, MELLAT PARK, VALI ASR AVENUE, TEHRAN, IRAN
Background- This study was performed to report on the data of transcatheter Amplatzer occlusion of the persistent arterial duct under echocardiographic guidance.
Methods- This prospective study was conducted on 39 Iranians, who underwent 39 transcatheter Amplatzer occlusions of arterial ducts. Echocardiography was performed in all of the patients versus aortography in 5 patients for the evaluation of residual shunts across the duct immediately and after 10 minutes of Amplatzer implantation.
Conclusion- The results showed the advantages of echocardiography over aortography; consequently, the former is a useful, non-invasive tool for patients having their PDAs closed.