Transradial approach for percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus with the Amplatzer duct occluder II: A case report.

Cassese S, Losi MA, Rapacciuolo A. Percutaneous patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure is a safe and feasible treatment, and it is recommended over surgical approach in the majority of cases. Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO-AGA Medical Corporation, Golden Valley, MN) is the preferred device for transcatheter treatment of PDA. Recently, the ADO II (AGA Medical Corporation, Golden Valley, MN), allowing PDA closure through a small delivery catheter from an antegrade or retrograde approach, received the European Community mark approval. Here, we report, for the first time, successful PDA closure in a 66-year-old female with the ADO II device, using a transradial approach.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print]