Relief of factitious coarctation following occlusion of large patent ductus arteriosus with Gianturco-Grifka vascular occluder

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1998 Dec;45(4):409-12. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0304(199812)45:4<409::aid-ccd12>;2-3.


We report an infant with a large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and a hypoplastic aortic isthmus presenting with factitious coarctation due to high ductal flow. Following transcatheter occlusion of the PDA with a Gianturco-Grifka vascular occluder, the aortic gradient resolved, thereby eliminating the need for surgery on the isthmus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta / pathology*
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnostic imaging
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / physiopathology
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Regional Blood Flow