New forceps delivery technique for coil occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus

M. D. Hays, M. H. Hoyer, P. F. Glasow

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We describe a new therapeutic catheter technique to coil occlude the patent ductus arteriosus in children using a commercially available biopsy forceps device. The major advantages are (1) complete retrievability; (2) controlled delivery with accurate positioning of coils to effect complete closure with a single coil; and (3) a decreased likelihood of inadvertent coil embolizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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