Patent Ductus Arteriosus Surgery

patent ductus arteriosus surgery

What is Patent Ductus Arteriosus Surgery?Patent Ductus Arteriosus is a kind of heart problem which is caused at the connection between pulmonary artery and aorta of the human heart, this connection is termed as Ductus Arteriosus Patent Ductus Arteriosus usually occurs in babies

during first few weeks’ right after birth. Due to this problem, the oxygen rich blood transfer is blocked. This heart problem is cured by Patent Ductus Arteriosus Surgery.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus Surgery Procedure

Similar to general heart surgery, the child is given general anesthesia initially. Then the surgeon opens the chest and makes a small incision between the ribs at the left side. After that the surgeon will reach the ductus arteriosus, detect the problem and then cut, stitch and tie it as part of surgery.

Following the surgery, the child will be taken to the ICU for detecting any post-operative problems. The child has to be admitted in the hospital until the surgeon discharges the child, generally it will be 1-2 days. Also an anticoagulant medication is provided as a therapy for the child to prevent from the clot formation.

Risks of Patent Ductus Arteriosus Surgery

• Bleeding can happen during and after the surgery.

• Infection might occur at the incision made areas.

• Allergies might occur due to anesthesia. Stroke, heart attack may also occur.

• Chances of Bacterial Endocarditis are there. Bacterial Endocarditis causes bacterial infection at the heart valves.

• Hoarseness, paralyzed diaphragm may occur.

• Fluid may build up around the lungs.

• There are chances for narrowing of aorta, reopening of the ductus arteriosus and incomplete closure of the ductus arteriosus.

Benefits of Patent Ductus Arteriosus Surgery

After this surgery the valve problem will get cured completely and the child won’t face any problem in breathing. There will be a significant development in growth, appetite, activity level and general health of the child. The child can participate in any kind of activities without any problem. The child can eat more and gain weight in a short period of time.

After Patent Ductus Arteriosus Surgery

After the surgery, the child has to spend few days in hospital depending on the severity of the case. The child will be given medicines in order to reduce anxiety and pain. When the child gets discharged, the Parents of the Child should be aware of:
• Activity limits that the child could follow during recovery.
• Medications to be given to the child at home.
• Periodic interval to meet the Child’s Doctor.

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