Transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus closure with echocardiographic guidance: can radiation exposure be reduced?


Tanidir I. C. , Guzeltas A., Ergul Y., Ozturk E., Ozyilmaz I., Odemis E.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.42, no.7, pp.643-650, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2014.71609
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.643-650

Abstract

Objectives: The radiation dose from interventional cardiac catheterization is particularly relevant when treating children because of their greater radiosensitivity compared to adults. The transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), as well as other more complex pediatric interventions, have raised concerns regarding radiation exposure, particularly relevant when treating children. The purpose of this study is to show how to perform the transcatheter closure of PDA in children while giving less ionized radiation and to prove that the amount of radiation and contrast material can be reduced.