Published in Medical Device Law Weekly, March 6th, 2005
According to a study from Taiwan, "Some patients with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may develop new aortic regurgitation (AR) after coil occlusion. [Our] study evaluated the risk factors for the development of AR after coil occlusion of PDA."
C.H. Yu and colleagues of Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei described their study, "A total of 23 patients with PDA were managed with coil embolization over a three-and-a-half-year period. Three patients with preembolization AR were excluded. A post-occlusion transthoracic echocardiogram was performed...
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