Author(s): Bensky AS, Raines KH, Hines MH
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Abstract Interventional catheterization and minimally invasive surgical techniques offer the real possibility of a reduction in cost and morbidity when compared with the traditional surgical approach to patent ductus arteriosus. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery may prove to be a superior technique because of its application to a wider range of patients needing ductal closure, a lower incidence of residual shunting, no evidence for recurrent shunting, and the absence of intravascular foreign bodies.
This article was published in Am J Cardiol
and referenced in Pediatrics & Therapeutics