Closure of adult patent ductus arteriosus under cardiopulmonary bypass by using foley balloon catheter

J Card Surg. May-Jun 2007;22(3):219-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2007.00390.x.


Background: The wall of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in adults is usually fragile and may be associated with calcification.

Method: We present a 43-year-old female patient who underwent successful ductal closure operation under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) via a transpulmonary route.

Results: The operation was uneventful and the patient was discharged from the hospital on the 4th postoperative day.

Conclusion: Transpulmonary route for the closure of the PDA by using CPB is a safe and acceptable approach in adult patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Catheterization*
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans