Percutaneous transcatheter coil embolization of the patent ductus arteriosus for elderly patient with left ventricular disfunction

  • Suguru Watanabe
  • Haruo Saitou
  • Masaki Hata
  • Makoto Miura
  • Masayuki Zuguchi
  • Koichi Tabayashi
Case Report


We performed the coil embolization for 64-year-old male with patent ductus arteriosus and left ventricular dysfunction. We used “snare method” and “cross catheter technique” delivering one coil transvenously and one coil transarterially. Echocardiograms at 7 month after the procedue demonstrated complete occlusion of the ductus, though small shunt was detected at discharge.


Patent Ductus Arteriosus Coil Embolization Spring Coil Percutaneous Closure Gianturco Coil 
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© The Japanese Society of Thoracic and Cadiovascular Surgery 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Suguru Watanabe
    • 1
  • Haruo Saitou
    • 1
  • Masaki Hata
    • 1
  • Makoto Miura
    • 1
  • Masayuki Zuguchi
    • 1
  • Koichi Tabayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan

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