Interventional treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in 2004

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2005 Jan;64(1):91-101. doi: 10.1002/ccd.20243.


In 2004, the interventional treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is definitive and curative. In current practice, coils are used for smaller PDA, and devices are employed for larger PDA. Developing technologies offer small improvements in control and results, but do not appear to promise major changes in practice. This review summarizes the current and emerging interventional technologies directed at PDA closures.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Angiography
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnostic imaging
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Prostheses and Implants* / adverse effects
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Treatment Outcome