Intermittent complete closure of the arterial duct

Massimo Chessa, Joseph J. Vettukattil, Oliver Stümper

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Intermittent functional closure of a patent duct has been repotted both clinically and echocardiographically. We describe the case of a 6-year-old with intermittent complete closure of a patent duct occurring during attempted transcatheter closure. Recutrence of clinical and echocardiographic signs prompted restudy. A patent duct of moderate size was demonstrated and successfully occluded by coil embolization. The interventional aspects of this unusual condition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-157
Number of pages2
JournalCardiology in the Young
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Intermittent closure
  • Interventional catheterisation
  • Patent arterial duct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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