Late manifestation coarctation of the aorta in a premature infant 4-month post-percutaneous device closure of a patent ductus arteriosus

Ryan M. Serrano, Mark D. Rodefeld, Ryan Alexy

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Abstract

Patent ductus arteriosus is the most common cardiovascular abnormality in premature infants. With newly available percutaneous devices, centres are reporting high rates of success and favourable safety profiles with percutaneous closure of haemodynamically significant ductus arteriosi in infants under 1000 g. We report the case of a 5-week-old, previous 25-week gestation, 1200-g infant who underwent successful percutaneous closure of a ductus arteriosus with a Medtronic Microvascular Plug but who developed late-term coarctation from the device. This case should prompt practitioners to consider the need and timing of follow-up echocardiograms in this population and sheds light on a newly reported long-term complication of device closure in premature infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1556-1558
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume29
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • coarctation of the aorta
  • prematurity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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