Congenital Heart Disease Specialists Develop Nonsurgical Technique to Correct Birth Defects in Premature Infants

Minimally Invasive Procedure Designed to Treat Birth Defect and Lessen or Eliminate Need for Heart Surgery in Fragile Infants

Los Angeles - July 28, 2014 – A new technique for repairing the most common cardiac birth defect in newborns, commonly referred to as "a hole in the heart," has been used successfully to mend the condition in six premature infants without subjecting the tiny patients to open-heart surgery.

The technique for repairing the condition, patent ductus arteriosus, also called PDA, was published online by the peer-reviewed medical journal Catheterization and...

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