New Cardiovascular Imaging Study Findings Have Been Reported from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Echocardiography for Patent Ductus Arteriosus Including Closure in Adults)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cardiovascular Week -- Current study results on Medical Imaging have been published. According to news originating from Los Angeles, California, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) represents at least 5-10% of all congenital heart defects (CHDs) making it a very important commonly diagnosed lesion."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, "Although spontaneous closure of the PDA occurs within 24 to 48hours after birth in the majority, those children who do not have natural or surgical closure may have a persistent PDA into adulthood. The diagnosis is most often confirmed by echocardiography that also guides catheter-based interventions and surgeries."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Echocardiography continues to be the most important tool in long-term follow-up of residua and sequelae."
For more information on this research see: Echocardiography for Patent Ductus Arteriosus Including Closure in Adults. Echocardiography-A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques, 2015;32():17-31. Echocardiography-A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA (see also Medical Imaging).
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from R. Chugh, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Med Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
Keywords for this news article include: California, Cardiology, Los Angeles, United States, Cardiovascular, Medical Imaging, Echocardiography, North and Central America
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