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How rare is patent ductus arteriosus repair in normal new babies?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not rare
It is a fairly common surgery and very safe even in small premature infants.
Should be done at appropriate facility (children's hospital) with an experienced pediatric cardiac surgeon.

In brief: Not rare
It is a fairly common surgery and very safe even in small premature infants.
Should be done at appropriate facility (children's hospital) with an experienced pediatric cardiac surgeon.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rare
In a term newborn the PDA typically closes in 48 hours or so.
It remains open in less than 0.2% of otherwise healthy babies. It is much more common in very premature infants.

In brief: Rare
In a term newborn the PDA typically closes in 48 hours or so.
It remains open in less than 0.2% of otherwise healthy babies. It is much more common in very premature infants.
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Quite rare
In three decades of pediatric practice i can't remember seeing one or knowing about a normal newborn that went through a repair. Most physicians would monitor the finding in the hopes it would eventually close as long as the kid was thriving.
I have picked up one missed in infancy in a 5 yo in for a one time visit. I encouraged the guardians to have it evaluated & closed.

In brief: Quite rare
In three decades of pediatric practice i can't remember seeing one or knowing about a normal newborn that went through a repair. Most physicians would monitor the finding in the hopes it would eventually close as long as the kid was thriving.
I have picked up one missed in infancy in a 5 yo in for a one time visit. I encouraged the guardians to have it evaluated & closed.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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