What is the role of Rashkind ductus occlusion device in the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Luke K Kim, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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The Rashkind ductus occlusion device consists of a 2-umbrella system delivered to the ductus in either the transvenous pathway or transarterial pathway. This therapy has a reported occlusion rate of 83%. Although used internationally, it is not approved for use in the United States.


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