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Patent ductus arteriosus stenting for palliation of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in childhood

  • Michele D’Alto (a1), Giuseppe Santoro (a1), Maria T. Palladino (a1), Francesco Parisi (a2) and Maria G. Russo (a1)...


A 4.5-year-old child with severe idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension underwent right-heart catheterisation, showing suprasystemic pulmonary pressure and a tiny patent ductus arteriosus with trivial right-to-left shunting. The ductus arteriosus was successfully stented with a bare metal stent. At 1-year follow-up, a remarkable improvement was observed in clinical status, functional capacity, and serology. Echocardiography confirmed a favourable cardiac remodelling.


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Correspondence to: M. D’Alto, MD, PhD, FESC, Via Tino di Camaino 6, 80128 Naples, Italy. Tel: +39 081 7062501; Fax: +39 081 706 4275; E-mail:


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Cardiology in the Young
  • ISSN: 1047-9511
  • EISSN: 1467-1107
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