Characteristics and transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus in patients living at moderate to high altitude in Eastern Anatolia

Epcacan S., Bulut M. O., Kaya Y., Yucel I. K., Cakir C., Sisli E., ...More

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.47, no.6, pp.431-439, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: The incidence of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is greater among patients living at high altitude. In this population, the ductal diameter is often larger and pulmonary hypertension is more frequent. The aim of this study was to evaluate the hemodynamic and morphological features of PDA and transcatheter closure procedures performed with various devices in a group of patients living at high altitude in Turkey.