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When is surgery needed for a child with a?Patent foramen ovale?And a patent ductis arteriosus?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: With symptoms

In the majority of cases these openings close spontaneously shortly after birth.
When they remain open and interfere with adequate oxygenation and/or ventilation, exercise tolerance, etc., then surgery may be indicated. Surgery can be done minimally invasive or open.

In brief: With symptoms

In the majority of cases these openings close spontaneously shortly after birth.
When they remain open and interfere with adequate oxygenation and/or ventilation, exercise tolerance, etc., then surgery may be indicated. Surgery can be done minimally invasive or open.
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
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In brief: PFO vs PDA

A hemodynamically significant PDA (with excess lung flow in a newborn) is usually closed by surgical ligation (entering from left back with slight incision and tying off pda).
Nothing is usually done about a pfo as they are insignificant. If latter is large (or an asd) it may be closed by surgery or device closure (interventional cardiology).

In brief: PFO vs PDA

A hemodynamically significant PDA (with excess lung flow in a newborn) is usually closed by surgical ligation (entering from left back with slight incision and tying off pda).
Nothing is usually done about a pfo as they are insignificant. If latter is large (or an asd) it may be closed by surgery or device closure (interventional cardiology).
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