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- Patent ductus arteriosus
- computed tomography imaging
- interventional closure
- CT scanning
- device closure
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 …
Supplementary video available online at http://heart.bmj.com/content/vol96/issue4
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.
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