Patent ductus arteriosus stenting for palliation of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in childhood

Michele D'Alto, Giuseppe Santoro, Maria T. Palladino, Francesco Parisi, Maria G. Russo

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Abstract

A 4.5-year-old child with severe idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension underwent right-heart catheterisation, showing suprasystemic pulmonary pressure and a tiny patent ductus arteriosus with trivial right-to-left shunting. The ductus arteriosus was successfully stented with a bare metal stent. At 1-year follow-up, a remarkable improvement was observed in clinical status, functional capacity, and serology. Echocardiography confirmed a favourable cardiac remodelling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-354
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 2013

Keywords

  • haemodynamics
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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