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What is the best patent ductus arteriosus treatment?
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Dr. Alex Golden
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 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 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.
Dr. Alex Golden
Dr. Alex Golden
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: PDA -Age Dependent?
A PDA is required for a baby to survive before birth (allows the blood to bypass the lungs and get to the placenta) 1.
Premature baby (medicine: Ibuprofen or others) 2. Premature baby after medicine failures, (surgical ligation, by a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon) 3. Toddlers into adulthood: in the cath lab if needed; a. Coil embolization b. Amplatzer PDA device or vascular plug.

In brief: PDA -Age Dependent?
A PDA is required for a baby to survive before birth (allows the blood to bypass the lungs and get to the placenta) 1.
Premature baby (medicine: Ibuprofen or others) 2. Premature baby after medicine failures, (surgical ligation, by a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon) 3. Toddlers into adulthood: in the cath lab if needed; a. Coil embolization b. Amplatzer PDA device or vascular plug.
Dr. Joshua Murphy
Dr. Joshua Murphy
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