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- Interventional catheterisation
- congenital heart disease
- Fallots tetralogy
- paediatric cardiology
- paediatric interventional cardiology
Current catheter technology is not designed for closure of large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in low-weight infants. Percutaneous coil occlusion of PDA was previously attempted in a sick premature baby with multiple malformations.1 The new miniaturised device, ADO II AS (Amplatzer Duct Occluder II Additional Size), might avoid the risk of surgical closure of PDA in preterm babies.2
A male child was born with a weight of 1050 g; he …
Competing interests None.
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Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by OIRM Ethics Committee.
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