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   PDA Closure Device Treatment In India At Affordable Low Cost - PDA Closure Device India

       By Pankaj Nagpal
       Dated: Sep 10, 2009

       Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a Congenital defect in which the temporary blood vessel connecting the
       left pulmonary artery to the aorta in the fetal heart fails to close after birth. In the fetal heart, blood
       bypasses the lungs and gets oxygen...

       PDA Closure Device In India

        Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a Congenital defect in which the temporary blood vessel connecting the
       left pulmonary artery to the aorta in the fetal heart fails to close after birth. In the fetal heart, blood bypasses
       the lungs and gets oxygen from the placenta. But when the newborn's lungs take over at birth, the body
       stops producing the chemicals that keep the ductus arteriosus open, and it closes naturally.

        If the ductus arteriosus fails to close completely, the baby has PDA. While this problem is rare, it is
       sometimes associated with mothers who have had German measles (rubella) during pregnancy and with
       infants born before their due date (prematurely). The result of this defect is that too much blood travels to
       the lungs. The severity of the problem depends on how large the opening is and how prematurely the baby
       was born.

        What Causes Patent Ductus Arteriosus ?

       The cause of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is not known. Genetics may play a role. A defect in one or
       more genes could prevent the ductus arteriosus from closing normally after birth.

        PDA is more common in : -

        *     Premature infants (babies born too early)
        *     Infants with genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome
        *     Infants whose mother had German measles (rubella) during pregnancy

        What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Patent Ductus Arteriosus ?

        Signs and symptoms may include : -

        *   Fast breathing, working hard to breathe, or shortness of breath, or in the case of a premature infant,
       need for increased oxygen or ventilatory support
        *   Poor feeding and poor weight gain
        *   Tiring easily
        *   Sweating with exertion (such as while feeding)

        How Is Patent Ductus Arteriosus Diagnosed ?

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 In full-term infants, a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) usually is first suspected when the baby's doctor hears
a heart murmur during a regular checkup. If a PDA is large, the infant may also develop symptoms of
volume overload and increased blood flow to the lungs. When a PDA is small, it may not be diagnosed
until later in childhood. Once a PDA is suspected, a consultation with a pediatric cardiologist will be
arranged. A pediatric cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart problems in

 In premature babies (babies born too early) with PDA, the physical signs that are seen in full-term babies,
such as heart murmur, may not be present. Doctors may suspect a PDA in premature babies who develop
breathing difficulties soon after birth. Doctors use tests such as echocardiography to look for PDA in
premature babies with breathing problems.

Tests for Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Two painless tests are used to diagnose a PDA

 Echocardiogram :- This test, which is harmless and painless, uses sound waves to create a moving picture
of your baby's heart. During an echocardiogram, reflected sound waves outline the heart's structure
completely. The test allows the doctor to clearly see any problem with the way the heart is formed..

 EKG (electrocardiogram) : - This test records the electrical activity in the heart. In the case of a PDA, it
can show :

*      Enlargement of the heart chambers
*      Other subtle changes that can suggest the presence of a PDA

Treatment for patent ductus arteriosus

Specific treatment for PDA will be determined by your child's physician based on : -

*     Your child's age, overall health, and medical history
*     Extent of the disease
*     Your child's tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
*     Expectations for the course of the disease
*     Your opinion or preference

Post-procedure care for your child

 Cath lab PDA repair/closure procedure : - When the procedure is complete, the catheter(s) will be
withdrawn. Several gauze pads and a large piece of medical tape will be placed on the site where the
catheter was inserted to prevent bleeding. In some cases, a small, flat weight or sandbag may be used to
help keep pressure on the catheterization site and decrease the chance of bleeding. If blood vessels in the
leg were used, your child will be told to keep the leg straight for a few hours after the procedure to
minimize the chance of bleeding at the catheterization site...

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 Surgical repair (PDA Surgery) : - Some children who undergo PDA ligation may need to spend some time
in the intensive care unit after surgery. Others may return to a regular hospital room. Your child will be
kept as comfortable as possible with medications which relieve pain or anxiety. The staff will also be
asking for your input as to how best to soothe and comfort your child...

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