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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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Abstract

ROJAS, Juan P; VALLEJO, Ernesto  and  VALENCIA, Alfonso. Stent implantation in neonates and young infants with ductus-dependent cyanotic congenital heart disease. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2014, vol.21, n.2, pp.127-131. ISSN 0120-5633.

Introduction: Patients with ductus-dependent cyanotic congenital heart disease require its permeability to ensure the flow to the pulmonary or systemic system. In cases of ductus arteriosus patency, the implantation of a ductal stent improves patient survival and carries minimal complications. Objectives: General: characterize neonates and young infants with ductus-dependent cyanotic congenital heart disease treated with ductal stent implantation. Specific: To determine the morbidity and mortality in neonates and young infants with ductus-dependent cyanotic congenital heart disease treated with ductal stent implantation. Materials and Methods: 37 newborn patients with ductus-dependent congenital cyanotic heart disease treated with ductal stent implantation, from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2012 (5 years) in Cali, Colombia, were included. Results: Ductal stent implantation was successful in 26 patients; one died immediately after the procedure. There were no major complications during stenting procedure. Ten patients underwent modified Blalock -Taussig surgery after failed ductal stent implantation. Conclusions: Ductal stent implantation becomes an important tool in patients with ductus-dependent cyanotic congenital heart disease as it offers lower morbidity and mortality rate.

Keywords : Ductal stent; Cyanotic heart disease; Ductus dependent.

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