Ductal Stent Implantation in Tetralogy of Fallot with Aortic Arch Abnormality


Tola H. T. , Ergul Y., Saygi M., Ozyilmaz I., Guzeltas A., Odemis E.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.42, no.3, pp.281-284, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.14503/thij-13-3373
  • Title of Journal : TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-284

Abstract

Stenting of patent ductus arteriosus is an alternative to palliative cardiac surgery in newborns with duct-dependent or decreased pulmonary circulation; however, the use of this technique in patients with an aortic arch abnormality presents a challenge. Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart defect that is frequently associated with anomalies of the aortic arch and its branches. The association is even more common in patients with chromosome 22q11 deletion.