Patent ductus arteriosus is a developmental defect of the heart. There will be a connection between the aorta and pulmonary artery. This condition is treated with the help of an occlusion device. This device is known as a PDA occluder device. Cardiac catheterization is used to place the device into the artery.
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Query: Hi doctor, My baby's heart rate is 110 beats per minute. During examination, the echocardiogram shows S1 normal, S2 split 3/6 and continuous murmur at left infraclavicular region. What does the information indicate? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports of echocardiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The patient has a condition called patent ductus arteriosus. Usually ductus arteriosus closes at birth of a baby, but sometimes, it remains patent and does not close naturally.... Read Full »