PDA - Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Original article by Tom Leach | Last updated on 29/1/2012
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PDA – Patent Ductus ArteriosusL-to-R shunt – ACYANOTIC

Treatment
  • Usually treated even if asymptomatic to reduce the risk of infective endocarditis
  • Usually involves cardiac catheterisation whereby a coil is introduced to the PDA, and used to close it.
  • Most commonly treated around 1 year of age