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How do you treat patent ductus arteriosus?
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barton Cook
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