Successful patent ductus arteriosus device closure in a patient with massive pulmonary embolism

Tom Devasia, Hashir Kareem, Jwalit Vasantkumar Morakhia, Ashok Thakkar, Arohi Sarang

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Patent ductus arteriosus, an essential vasculature structure during fetal life that becomes abnormal after 3 months of age, may be silent. However, the incidence of silent patent ductus arteriosus is as high as 1 in 500 patients. Existence of patent ductus arteriosus leads to left-to-right shunt. The development of pulmonary embolism in left-to-right shunt is rare. We present a case of a 33-year-old male patient who was incidentally diagnosed to have large patent ductus arteriosus along with the left-to-right shunt while being treated for pulmonary embolism. The patient was treated electively with device closure of patent ductus arteriosus.<. Learning objective: Pulmonary embolism in left-to-right shunt (although there is a large patent ductus arteriosus) cannot be overlooked. Device closure of large patent ductus arteriosus is possible in patients with massive pulmonary embolism.>.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-65
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiology Cases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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