DEVELOPED BY: Tin Do Nguyen, John Thomson & Sébastien Hascoët

Patent ductus arteriosus closure has been carried out in catheter laboratories since the 1960’s.
Although already standard of care for larger infants and children, over the last few years there has been a steady move to routine duct closure in smaller patients.

At the PDA stenting focus workshop in 2023 we will explore this rapidly changing field, looking at the technology, devices and techniques that are driving moves to treat “premmies”
in the lab along with pitfalls (and how to avoid them).

PDA stenting is an essential skill for the congenital interventionalist and currently a “hot topic”.
Join us for an exciting update on the current state of the art in this area.


Invited speakers: Andrew Cook, Phuoc Duong, Mazeni Alwi, Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Gianfranco Butera, Kothandam Sivakumar, Haysam Baho, Sophie Guiti Malekzadeh-Milani, Karen McCarthy, Gareth Morgan, Dietmar Schranz, Sok-Leng Kang, Shakeel Qureshi, Lee Benson, Antigoni Deri, Behzad Alizadeh, Bharat Dalvi, Peter Zartner & James Bentham

PDA stent in duct dependent pulmonary circulation
Morphology of PDA in pulmonary atresia
CT/MRI evaluation before stenting: how can we help the interventionalist?
Step by step of PDA stenting

•    Vessel access choice

•    Medical management during the procedure

•    Equipment

Dealing with complex and challenging cases
Post-procedure management, what’s important…
Longer term management-redilation, restenting? How far can you and should you go?
Dealing with complications of PDA stenting
Should we stent the duct when we know we will compromise a branch pulmonary artery?
PDA stent in duct dependent systemic circulation
Morphology of PDA in duct dependent systemic circulation

Evidence for the indications for PDA stenting in duct dependent systemic circulation

Step by step

•    Vessel access choice

•    Procedural steps

•    PA bands, continue prostin or PDA stent?
Complications-what can go wrong, bail out strategies
The left pulmonary artery - still the Achilles heel of the hybrid procedure?
Strategies to avoid and treat problems
The “hybrid” procedure for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
What have we learnt in the 25 years since it was described?
Optimal strategy for PA-IVS
Morphology evaluation for decision making in intervention for PA-IVS: how small is too small

Echo/CT: suitability for perforation

The role and timing of PDA stenting

Techniques for valve perforation: stiff end of wire? CTO wire? RF?

Dealing with coronary to RV connections

How to deal with complications
Cases I should not have decompressed and lessons I have learnt
Recorded case on duct dependent pulmonary circulation


This workshop is part of CSI Frankfurt 2023, the leading conference on catheter interventions in congenital, structural and valvar heart disease and heart failure, which will take place June 28 - July 1, 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Drop in for the day, or join us for the full 4-day program providing a comprehensive overview of the field presented by experts and key opinion leaders from all over the world.