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What activities should?A child ?Stay away if they have?A patent ductus arteriosus?
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Size Matters in PDAs
A tiny, "silent ductus" is essentially one that can be ignored.
No restrictions! other pdas may cause mild inefficiency in the work of the heart. Kids will get tired sooner than if they didn't have this pda. This isn't dangerous. However, i would not hesitate to close a PDA in the cath lab by coil or device embolization. It is a relatively low risk cath procedure. Outpatient or overnight stay.

In brief: Size Matters in PDAs
A tiny, "silent ductus" is essentially one that can be ignored.
No restrictions! other pdas may cause mild inefficiency in the work of the heart. Kids will get tired sooner than if they didn't have this pda. This isn't dangerous. However, i would not hesitate to close a PDA in the cath lab by coil or device embolization. It is a relatively low risk cath procedure. Outpatient or overnight stay.
Dr. Joshua Murphy
Dr. Joshua Murphy
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Should be corrected
Ligation of patent ductus is very straight forward with excellent results and prognosis.
Most children can avoid any restrictions once the ductus has been ligated.

In brief: Should be corrected
Ligation of patent ductus is very straight forward with excellent results and prognosis.
Most children can avoid any restrictions once the ductus has been ligated.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Most kids self limit
Early childhood is marked by periods of exploration & discovery.
A kid generally responds their own body ques & will limit their activities, sit, nap etc. Before the resume play. They are rarely intimidated by peer pressure to continue playing when they get tired before school age. Discuss your feelings with your dr to see if there are specific limitations your case requires. Otherwise, enjoy.

In brief: Most kids self limit
Early childhood is marked by periods of exploration & discovery.
A kid generally responds their own body ques & will limit their activities, sit, nap etc. Before the resume play. They are rarely intimidated by peer pressure to continue playing when they get tired before school age. Discuss your feelings with your dr to see if there are specific limitations your case requires. Otherwise, enjoy.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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