Transvenous "snare-assisted" coil occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Jul 15;82(2):248-51. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00297-5.


Sixty consecutive patients underwent successful transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus without morbidity using a modified transvenous "snare-assisted" approach and a single elongated Gianturco coil. This technique ensures complete occlusion and avoids inadvertent embolization of the coil to undesirable sites, making transcatheter occlusion a viable alternative to surgical ligation.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome