Ramphal, Paul S.; Irvine, R. W.; Spencer, Howard W.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Surgery for patent ductus arteriosus: Still the gold standard
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
The surgical treatment of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, was examined over an eight-year period. The results of standard surgical modalities were comparable to large published series. A review of the literature regarding the treatment options for PDA does not support a change in management strategy in favour of non-surgical methods. The treatment of PDA at this centre has shown excellent long-term results, with minimal mortality and morbidity.....