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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 289-295

A retrospective study of the patent ductus arteriosus device closure in Assiut University Children Hospital

1 Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Z Yassin
Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCMRP.JCMRP_43_19

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Aim The aim of the study is to demonstrate the experience of Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Assiut University Children Hospital, in the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure, over 2.5 years, as a newly developing center in catheter interventions. Patients and methods The study included 47 patients who underwent transcatheter PDA closure at Pediatric Cardiology Unit of Assiut University Children Hospital from March 2014 till September 2016. Results Successful closure of the PDA was achieved in 93.6% (44/47) of patients, regarding efficacy (successful closure of the defect without residual shunt) and safety (no deaths or major complications).

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