Patent Ductus Arteriosus

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Interventional Therapy

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Indications for interventions are

Bullet Failure to medical therapy
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Bullet Contraindicated to medical therapy (presence of kidney dysfunction, and decreased platelet count)

Bullet Congestive Heart failure

Bullet PDA diagnosed in an older infant.

Bullet PDA that not are not spontaneously closed within 3 months of age; should be electively closed by the age of one to prevent complications.

Trans-Catheter device closure

This is a catheter-based procedure performed to close patent ductus arteriosus. This procedure is called “Trans-catheter device closure”. A thin tube called the catheter is inserted into the large femoral vein near the patient’s groin and pushed to the heart. At the end of the catheter, a coil (small rings of metal or a wiry mesh patch) is present. This metal coil is then placed in the ductus arteriosus to prevent the flow of blood through the vessel.

The patient is usually sedated during the procedure. This intervention if successful avoids the necessity of surgical open operation. Recovery is almost immediate. Patients may be discharged from the hospital in a day or two after catheter closure.

This procedure is highly effective and these patients generally do not need further treatment. Complications from this procedure are very rare. They may however include infection, bleeding and migration of the mesh or coil from its location.
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speechpath Saturday, February 9, 2013

What are some therapy options for improving a hoarse, high pitched voice as a result of Left Vocal Cord Paralysis.

victor6 Thursday, January 31, 2013

My son is 6 years had an operation of PDA he is fine,eats well though still thin but strong and active.its now 3month

tjavailable Friday, January 28, 2011

Without treatments, Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosus[PDA] may progress from left-to-right(acyanotic heart) shunt to right-to-left shunt(cyanotic heart) called Eisenmenger syndrome, which has a grave outcome. http://heart-consult.com

Kavivarshini Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sir/Mam,
Pls clarify why did the PDA problem occurs for the child?
What are all reasons for PDA Problem?

My Baby had at three months baby, cardiologist surgery and clear that problem..But I have one doubt in future anyother problem occurs for child...pls reply me as soon as possible.....

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