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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-35

Patent ductus arteriosus in adults: Surgical experience in Ivory-Coast

1 Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Bouake Teaching Hospital and Institute of Cardiology, Ivory Coast
2 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Institute of Cardiology, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Correspondence Address:
H Yangni-Angate
01bp5119, Abidjan01, Cote D'Ivoire
Ivory Coast
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.55732

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Background : Patent ductus arteriosus surgery is well documented. Hospital Mortality has reduced to almost 0%. Yet, with adults, this surgical cure is likely to be difficult and require some technical skills Method : A retrospective study of surgical procedures and results after surgery of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in adults. Results : Since 1978 to 2000 we have reported 16 operated cases. The average age was 22.5 years. There was female predominance with a sex ratio of 2.3/1. All patent ductus arteriosus had been confirmed by two dimensional echocardiography (2D echocardiography) and cardiac catheterization. All hemodynamic types of Nadas classification were observed. Double or triple ligation supported on Teflon felt was the most frequent technique used (69%). This technique gave good results in view of the absence of hospital mortality and only 1 case of recanalisation after a long follow up of all patients from 1 - 7 years (mean 5 years). Conclusion :Double or triple ligation on Teflon felt according to Wright technique is a good technique.

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