Stent implantation of an unusual morphology patent ductus arteriosus via Glidesheath slender [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(7): 588-592 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2021.21038

Stent implantation of an unusual morphology patent ductus arteriosus via Glidesheath slender

Merve Maze Aydemir, Bekir Yükçü, Hacer Kamalı, Alper Güzeltaş
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Health Sciences İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

The procedure of stenting the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a palliative procedure applied as an alternative to surgery in newborns with ductus-dependent pulmonary circulation. However, it is still a very challenging method in patients with aortic arch anomalies. We describe our experience with a newborn with right atrial isomerism and dextrocardia, complete atrioventricular septal defect, aortic outlet right ventricle with pulmonary atresia, right aortic arch, and a PDA from the left innominate artery. Because the PDA was long and tortuous, we preferred placing three short stents instead of a single long stent. The procedure applied the femoral artery approach with a Glidesheath Slender to decrease arterial injuries. PDA stenting in challenging morphologies can be performed successfully using multiple short stents and via Glidesheath Slenders.


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Merve Maze Aydemir, Bekir Yükçü, Hacer Kamalı, Alper Güzeltaş. Stent implantation of an unusual morphology patent ductus arteriosus via Glidesheath slender. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(7): 588-592

Corresponding Author: Merve Maze Aydemir, Türkiye
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