Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Adults: Natural History Versus Surgical Therapy

  • Russell G. Fisher
  • Douglas S. Moodie
  • Richard Sterba
  • Carl C. Gill
  • Robert Stewart
Conference paper

Abstract

Patent ductus arteriosus is a rare entity in adults that may result in irreversible pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure, and premature death. The paucity of data describing the natural and unnatural history of adults with ductus arteriosus [1–5] prompted us to review our experience at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Keywords

Cardiol Endocarditis Doyle 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell G. Fisher
  • Douglas S. Moodie
  • Richard Sterba
  • Carl C. Gill
  • Robert Stewart

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