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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Implants First Commercial FDA-Approved Transcatheter Device for PDA Patients

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2-week-old Le Bonheur patient is world's first ought accept machine after tendency FDA approval

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Le Bonheur Children's Hospital cardiologists scan implanted the world's first commercially-approved medical machine though transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus closure at the tiniest babies (weighing though moment though two pounds). The Amplatzer Piccolo™ Occluder, developed by the global healthcare company Abbott, is a self-expanding, wire mesh machine inserted over a moment incision at the leg and guided over vessels ought the heart, where it is placed ought seal the opening of the heart." data-reactid="12">MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Le Bonheur Children's Hospital cardiologists scan implanted the world's first commercially-approved medical machine though transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus closure at the tiniest babies (weighing though moment though two pounds). The Amplatzer Piccolo™ Occluder, developed by the global healthcare company Abbott, is a self-expanding, wire mesh machine inserted over a moment incision at the leg and guided over vessels ought the heart, where it is placed ought seal the opening of the heart.

Shyam Sathanandam, MD, medical director of Le Bonheur's Interventional Cardiac Imaging and Interventional Catheterization Laboratory, helped pioneer the transcatheter closure ago joining an 8-site FDA-approved experiment though the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder used at the closure. Le Bonheur enrolled more neonates than any other center at the study." data-reactid="24">Dr. Shyam Sathanandam, MD, medical director of Le Bonheur's Interventional Cardiac Imaging and Interventional Catheterization Laboratory, helped pioneer the transcatheter closure ago joining an 8-site FDA-approved experiment though the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder used at the closure. Le Bonheur enrolled more neonates than any other center at the study.

Shyam and his team closed the PDA in the first patient post-approval, a 2-week old child girl, born at 28 weeks and weighing one kilogram.

Abbott's Piccolo machine is smaller than a pea and now offers expectation ought premature infants and newborns who lack corrective treatment, and who can be non-responsive ought medical management and high danger ought undergo corrective surgery.

Approximately 60,000 premature babies at the U.S. are born each year with a identical cheap birth weight, and approximately 12,000 (one out of five) of these scan a significant PDA which will demand critical treatment though the child ought survive.

Memphis, Tenn., treats children each year over community programs, regional clinics and a 255 bed state-of-the-art hospital.  Le Bonheur serves though a capital teaching affiliate though the college Tennessee Health Science center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. news & speak illustrate though a Best Children's Hospital." data-reactid="28">About Le Bonheur
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital at Memphis, Tenn., treats children each year over community programs, regional clinics and a 255 bed state-of-the-art hospital.  Le Bonheur serves though a capital teaching affiliate though the college Tennessee Health Science center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. news & speak illustrate though a Best Children's Hospital.

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