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How do you treat patent ductus arteriosus?

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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Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Definition)

A PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) is simply persistent fetal circulation. Before an infant is born and is not using their lungs, this artery is a pathway that allows oxygenated blood to get to the body's tissues. After birth the artery will normally close on its own but if not it is either monitored or treated ...Read more


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How do?You ?Treat patent ductus arteriosus?

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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What's the safest way to treat patent ductus arteriosus?

It depends: In newborns, closure of a patent ductus arteriosus may be achieved through medications (such as Indomethacin or ibuprofen) or by surgical ligation and division. In older children or adults, ductal closure is usually performed by a catheter-based approach, or surgical ligation and division. All of these therapies are generally safe, but all have certain risks associated with them. ...Read more

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How do you treat a patent ductus arteriosus and tricuspid valve leak?

PDA: Treatment for the patent ductus arteriosus is closure of the ductus, this can be done in a variety of ways including meds, surgery and embolization. Usually the closure of the ductus will minimize the tricuspid valve leak so no other treatment is needed. ...Read more

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How to correct patent foramen ovale?

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How to correct patent foramen ovale?

Depends . . .: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/patent-foramen-ovale/ds00728/dsection=treatments-and-drugs for some basic ideas. Then chat w/your cardiologist to find out what's done in australia. ...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

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Is pda- patent ductus arteriosus surgery for infant an easy to do surgery?

Is pda- patent ductus arteriosus surgery for infant an easy to do surgery?

Depends: Heart surgery is never "easy". But closure of a PDA is one of the least complicated types of heart surgery. It has a very high success rate and low complication rate. However, when performed in a premature baby, the risk is much greater. ...Read more

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How hard is the surgery for a?Patent ductus arteriosus repair?

Depends: In very small infants, the ductus will be ligated (pinched closed with a surgical clip). Most risk comes from the anesthesia and partially collapsing the lung to visualize the area. In older infants & children, a PDA may be closed through a cath procedure, where a large IV is inserted into a vein and a small plug is placed into the PDA -- no surgery at all, & practically an outpatient procedure! ...Read more

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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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How is PFO (patent foramen ovale) treated?

How is PFO (patent foramen ovale) treated?

PFO: Patent foramen ovale or pfo is a congenital remnant which normally closes at birth but for several reasons can open later in life. Blood or clots can travel across and if they do, the opening should be closed. It can be closed either surgically or by a catheter based procedure. ...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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What exactly is patent ductus arteriosus?

PDA: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a persistent opening between two major blood vessels leading from the heart. The opening, called the ductus arteriosus, is a normal part of a baby's circulatory system before birth that usually closes shortly after birth. If it remains open, however, it's called a patent ductus arteriosus ...Read more

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What is patent ductus arteriosus?

Fetal structure: A patent ductus arteriosus (pda) is a small vessel that connects the pulmonary artery to the aorta during fetal life. Once the umbilical cord is cut and we are exposed to an oxygen rich environment that vessel should "shrivel up" and become an unobtrusive ligament. In some people it never closes and in some it will need to be addressed. ...Read more

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How do you treat truncus arteriosus?

How do you treat truncus arteriosus?

Medication & Surgery: It is usually initially treated with medications for heart failure, but pretty much always requires multiple surgical procedures beginning very early in life. For more information go to www.Mayoclinic.Com -> health information -> diseases & conditions a_z and look up truncus arteriosis (under "t", of coursse). ...Read more

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What is a patent ductus arteriosus?

Ductus Arteriosus: A ductus arteriosus is a vessel that allows babies to survive while in utero... It allows blood to bypass the lungs which are full of amniotic fluid and get to the placenta where gas exchange occurs. A patent ductus arteriosus is simply a vessel that has not closed (patent) once born the lungs relax and the pressures fall. As such, extra blood goes to the lungs, inefficient work for the heart. ...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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Can you tell me the long-term effects of a repaired PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) for humans?

Can you tell me the long-term effects of a repaired PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) for humans?

Usually none: In the majority of patients, a successfully repaired (ligated) PDA carries no long term adverse consequences. If there are complications from the procedure (injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve or phrenic nerve, pulmonary artery, or aorta) then there could be long term consequences (vocal cord paralysis, paralysis of the diaphragm, hoarseness, obstruction of the pulmonary artery or aorta). ...Read more

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How do you repair a patent ?Foramen ovale?

Surgery: Most patent foramen ovales (pfo) do not have to be repaired. However if repair is indicated due to failure or respiratory issues, it would require open median sternotomy and probably 5-6 days in the hospital. This of course depends on the age of the patient. ...Read more

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Do the foramen ovale and ductus arteriosis completely close?

Do the foramen ovale and ductus arteriosis completely close?

Usually: Both the foramen ovale and the ductus arteriosus normally close shortly after birth. If the ductus arteriosus does not close, doctors can use medications or other techniques to close it. The foramen ovale is not always closed as long as the patient is not experiencing any problems. ...Read more

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What are the tests for patent ductus arteriosus?

What are the tests for patent ductus arteriosus?

PE, CXR, Echo. : A physical exam, chest x-ray and, more importantly, an echocardiogram are the tests needed to diagnose a patent ductus arteriosus. ...Read more

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