Minimally invasive surgical techniques have been employed successfully for a wide spectrum of cardiothoracic procedures. These approaches were proven to be as safe and effective as traditional surgical techniques. Unfortunately, it remains a lack of adequate instrumentations and anatomic features, particularly in the pediatric pool of patients. We have employed a new surgical approach for closing a patent ductus arteriosus in low weight newborn (< 2.5 kg), performing a superior extrapleuric approach. This report demonstrates that this technique is safe and reproducible, and is our opinion that it may substitute the medical management of patent ductus arteriosus.
|Titolo:||Atrial fibrillation requiring urgent medical care. Approach and outcome in the various departments of admissions. Data from the atrial Fibrillation/flutter Italian Registry (FIRE)|
|Parole Chiave:||Arterial duct; Congenital heart disease|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|