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Dynamic volume 320-slice CT in the assessment of patent ductus arteriosus for percutaneous closure
  1. Wai-ee Thai,
  2. Richard W Harper,
  3. Sujith Seneviratne
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sujith Seneviratne; sujith.seneviratne{at}

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A 77-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of increasing dyspnoea. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) complicated by left heart volume overload (indexed left ventricular end-diastolic diameter 3.6 cm/m2) and pulmonary hypertension (49 mm Hg) from chronic left to right shunting.

Dynamic volume 320-slice CT was performed to visualise the three-dimensional anatomy of the PDA and to …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The use of 320-slice cardiac CT has been approved for appropriate patients by the Southern Health Ethics Committee at Monash Medical Centre

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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