In this study, we aimed to evaluate lung perfusion scans (LPSs) following occlusion of PDA with two frequently used coils: Cook detachable coil and Gianturco coil.
Key words: Patent ductus arteriosus, lung perfusion, Cook detachable coil, Gianturco coil
Stromberg D, Pignatelli R, Rosenthal GL, Ing FF Does ductal occlusion with the Gianturco coil cause left pulmonary artery and/ or descending aorta obstruction.
Retrograde transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus: preliminary experience in Gianturco coil technique without heparinization.
Methods: A prospective study of 89 patients who underwent PDA occlusion using the Cook coils in 49 and the Gianturco coils in 40, was conducted.
Results: Decreased left lung perfusion (LLP) was found in 13 patients including 10 after using Cook coils and 3 after using Gianturco coils (p=0.
Conclusion: Impaired LLP may appear following transcatheter closure of PDA with either Cook detachable coils or Gianturco coils.
Transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus with Gianturco coils.
These techniques have evolved significantly over the past 40 years since the first transcatheter occlusions in 1967 with Gianturco coils (3).
The most frequently used devices include Gianturco coils, Amplatzer septal occluders, and the more recent Nit-Occlud device.
Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus using Gianturco coils in adolescents and adults.