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Interventional Therapy

Indications for interventions are

Bullet Failure to medical therapy

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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What are some therapy options for improving a hoarse, high pitched voice as a result of Left Vocal Cord Paralysis.
speechpath Saturday, February 9, 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
victor6 Thursday, January 31, 2013
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.
tjavailable Friday, January 28, 2011
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.....

Kavivarshini Tuesday, November 10, 2009
What the reasons for PDA Problem occurs to child?

Kavivarshini Saturday, November 7, 2009
My daughter had this PDA problem in 3months baby. then cardiologist surgery for my baby. She is well. now she is 1 1/2 years old...I know in future anyother problem occurs for my daughter.
Kavivarshini Saturday, November 7, 2009
I would like to know the same thing. My daughter has a pda and doesn't eat. Tube fed. How is the success rate with eating after her pda is fixed?
ProudMother Thursday, July 16, 2009
Regarding PDA - cardiac catheterization route - could you please let me know the risk factor and sucess rate.


SureshViswanathan Friday, January 30, 2009
My name is Tracey, I am 44 years old, and at age 6 I had a PDA closure with no complications. I have led a healthy and happy life. I am married and have three beautiful children.
soccermom7 Sunday, March 20, 2011

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