Virtual Conference
Heart 2022 Conference

Stela Karine Braun

Universidade Franciscana, Brazil

Title: Alternative treatment for patent ductus arteriosus: A therapeutic challenge


The ductus arteriosus is a fetal structure that spontaneously closes in 90% of newborns. Patency 3 months after birth is considered a congenital heart disease that, if untreated, can progress to serious cardiovascular complications. is report aims to review an alternative treatment with an aortic endoprosthesis in a 49-year-old man who presented with dyspnea on moderate exertion associated with a heart murmur. He was diagnosed with persistent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with cardiac complications. Clinical management was unsuccessful and surgical treatment was indicated. Endovascular treatment with a thoracic endoprosthesis was indicated and performed successfully. Percutaneous closure is the preferred method in adult patients. Endovascular intervention using an endoprosthesis is a safe and effective option, in addition to being applicable regardless of the anatomy of the PDA. is case demonstrates the natural history of the pathology and presents a safe and effective alternative for its management. 


Stela Karine Braun has graduated in Medicine from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria and specialization in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Angioradiology and Endovascular Surgery from Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Master in Genetics and Applied Toxicology at ULBRA. Currently linked to the Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences: Toxicological Biochemistry at the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria.  Acting as a physician in Angioradiology and Endovascular Surgery at Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria and professor of the disciplines of Vascular Surgery and Biochemical, Histological and Anatomorphological Mechanisms of the Human II at the Universidade Franciscana. She has experience in the field of Medicine, with an emphasis on Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.