A Comparative study of Patent ductus arteriosus size estimation by Echocardiography and Angiography

Background: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is the common congenital heart disease that needs medical attention to deal with disease related complications. With the advancement of transcatheter intervention closure of PDA by coil or Amplatzer devices, has become acceptable alternate to surgical ligation.

Methods: This retrospective study was conducted (from January 2014 to December 2016) and data were collected from records of Pediatric cardiology department of BSMMU. Fifty children were included in the study. All the cases were assesed with 2D echocardiography, Color Doppler echocardiography (CDE) and angiography and underwent device closure. Estimation of PDA size were done with 2D, color doppler and angoigraphically and were compared and analysed statistically.


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