Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 109-

Cost-effectiveness analysis of devices for closure of patent ductus arteriosus


KM Krishnamoorthy, Arun Gopalakrishnan 
 Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Prof. K M Krishnamoorthy
Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala
India




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Krishnamoorthy K M, Gopalakrishnan A. Cost-effectiveness analysis of devices for closure of patent ductus arteriosus.Ann Pediatr Card 2018;11:109-109


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Krishnamoorthy K M, Gopalakrishnan A. Cost-effectiveness analysis of devices for closure of patent ductus arteriosus. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jul 4 ];11:109-109
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Sir,

The paper by El-Saiedi et al. is greatly appreciated for performing cost-effectiveness analysis of different devices for occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in children.[1] Including “regular” PDA occlude (ADO I) in a similar study would be interesting. It is generally considered cheaper. Aortic protrusion with ADO I is less than with ADO II.[2] When effectiveness alone is considered, ADO I was found to be the device of choice for PDA >3 mm with good success;[3] although, it was before the advent of ADO II. Comparison of ADO I, II and ADO II additional sizes showed that ADO I was convenient for medium- and large-sized PDA.[4]

Thank you,

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References

1El-Saiedi SA, El Sisi AM, Mandour RS, Abdel-Aziz DM, Attia WA. Cost-effectiveness analysis of different devices used for the closure of small-to-medium-sized patent ductus arteriosus in pediatric patients. Ann Pediatr Cardiol 2017;10:144-51.
2Liddy S, Oslizlok P, Walsh KP. Comparison of the results of transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus with newer Amplatzer devices. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2013;82:253-9.
3Brunetti MA, Ringel R, Owada C, Coulson J, Jennings JM, Hoyer MH, et al. Percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus: A multiinstitutional registry comparing multiple devices. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2010;76:696-702.
4Baspinar O, Irdem A, Sivasli E, Sahin DA, Kilinc M. Comparison of the efficacy of different-sized amplatzer duct occluders (I, II, and II AS) in children weighing less than 10 kg. Pediatr Cardiol 2013;34:88-94.