Boshoff, Derize E × Michel-Behnke, Ina Schranz, Dietmar Gewillig, Marc #
Expert Reviews Ltd.
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy vol:5 issue:5 pages:893-901
Ductal stenting in neonates with either duct-dependent pulmonary or systemic circulation has become a good alternative for the initial palliation of complex congenital heart disease. Changes of stent and catheter technology (low profile, flexible, premounted stents with good scaffolding), better patient selection and preparation, optimal interventional access and covering the complete length of the duct have significantly improved results.