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What is the best patent ductus arteriosus treatment?

What is the best patent ductus arteriosus treatment?

Device closure: Pdas can almost always be closed in the catheterization laboratory using a small metal coil or device that can be placed with a catheter placed in the vein or artery in the groin rather than a surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Alex Golden
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Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Definition)

Patent ductus arteriosus describes a condition where there is an abnormal connection between the blood travelling toward the lungs from the heart and the blood travelling from the heart to the body. This connection between the blood vessels is normal during development of the baby in the womb, but closes ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for patent ductus arteriosus and an asd hole?

It depends: Both patent ductus arteriosus (pda) and atrial septal defect (ASD) can be closed at heart catheterization with closure devices. Another option is surgical closure. The best treatment depends on the size of the defects, the size of the patient, and in asd, the location in the atrial septum. Both surgery and cath closure have good early success and good long-term outcomes. ...Read more

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Who gets patent ductus arteriosus treatment?

Who gets patent ductus arteriosus treatment?

Anyone may need it: Patent ductus arteriosus (pda) is a normal fetal anatomic connection between the pulmonary artery and aorta that allows blood to bypass the lungs. Because fetuses don't use their lungs to exchange co2 and oxygen (due to a placenta), they do not require much blood flow to the lungs. The PDA normally closes soon after birth as babies start breathing, but can remain open in any infant (esp. Premies). ...Read more

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My teenage nephew?Has been diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus. What are treatment options?

PDA Age Dependent?: Pda closure (age dependent) babies and adults can have their pdas closed in the cath lab if needed... "hemodynamically significant" cath lab closure, using a coil or device. Many different types and sizes of coils are available, delivered from a small catheter which is inserted in the femoral artery or vein. Another option for large pdas is an aga PDA device or vascular plug. Safe and effective. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my niece (14 yrs old) has been diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus. What are treatment options?

Probably okay: Most commonly, when diagnosed in the teen age years, a patent ductus arteriosus (pda) can be treated successfully at cardiac catheterization by placing a "plug" in the PDA which essentially cures the problem. This can be accomplished with low risk and high likelihood of success in a pediatric cardiac center. ...Read more

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A preterm newborn has patent ductus arteriosus, what would be the brest treatment?

Variable issue: Some will close spontaneously. If the kid is having difficulty progressing because of the defect, they can try a medication closure. If unsuccessful & still poor progress it can be surgically closed. If the kid resolves his/her respiratory problem and it continues well after discharge, an elective closure at a later date can be arranged. Each case differs & rx depends on those differences. ...Read more

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How do you treat patent ductus arteriosus?

Depends: In premature infants it is usually closed with medication (indomethacin). In the uncommon premature infant in which it does not work surgical ligation is required. Most pdas that are diagnosed in otherwise healthy children are closed with a catheter based device when they are over 2 years old. ...Read more

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How do?You ?Treat patent ductus arteriosus?

Device closure: Pdas can almost always be closed in the catheterization laboratory using a small metal coil or device that can be placed with a catheter placed in the vein or artery in the groin rather than a surgery. In premature infants, it can often be closed with a medication. If this fails, surgery is most often done since they are too small for catheter-based methods. Soon there may be smaller systems. ...Read more

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Why did patent ductus arteriosus commonly left open?

Confusing question: A PDA is an energy saving bypass used in the developing fetus to send most of the hearts blood flow to the body rather than the lungs before birth. After birth, the rise in blood oxygen content usually triggers the bypass to close.It remains open in some cases & can create problems in later life. Closure by medicine, catheter or surgery is the common practice in the us by school age. ...Read more

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How expensive is the patent ductus arteriosus repair?

How expensive is the patent ductus arteriosus repair?

Widely variable: The cost of PDA repair is widely variable both by location of where in the US it is done and the procedure performed (surgery vs. catheter). Most are now done by catheter with no incision and less than a one day stay. This is a great (and fair) question to ask your doctor's office/hospital where this will be done. In these days of managed care, I believe its best to know what you are getting into. ...Read more