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How do?You ?Treat patent ductus arteriosus?

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Dr. Alex Golden
Pediatrics - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alex Golden
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Dr. Michael Engel
For infants with congenital heart disease, we often attempt to keep the PDA open with protaglandins to allow continued mixing of blood from the right and left heart. This is because some lesions are truly dependent upon the ductus, and if it closes the child can decompensate
Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: PDA Age Dependent?

Pda closure (age dependent) 1.
Premature infants (medical therapy vs surgical ligation by a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon) 2. Babies to adults: 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.

In brief: PDA Age Dependent?

Pda closure (age dependent) 1.
Premature infants (medical therapy vs surgical ligation by a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon) 2. Babies to adults: 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.
Dr. Joshua Murphy
Dr. Joshua Murphy
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