New nonsurgical repair of the most common heart defect found
The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions, details the results of a catheter-based approach to repairing patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), commonly referred to as "a hole in the heart."

"If left untreated, PDA can cause heart failure and lifelong complications," said Evan M. Zahn, MD, an expert in congenital heart disease and director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute's Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program. "Current treatment options are not optimal and are fraught with complications."....

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161212152522.htm
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