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Thirty years after percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus
  1. A C Borges,
  2. V Gliech,
  3. G Baumann
  1. adrian.borges{at}

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A 68 year old woman presented with new onset of dyspnoea and fatigue. Thirty years previously she was diagnosed as having a patent ductus arteriosus. At that time the left-to-right shunt across the patent ductus was found to be 33%, and no evidence of pulmonary vascular disease was present. A transcatheter closure of the …

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  • * In memorial of Professor Werner Porstmann (1921-1982), who introduced this method and was the first to perform this procedure at the Charité University Hospital Berlin in 1966