Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)PPatent ductus arteriosus (PDA)Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)EnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZFraser Golding, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000053.0000000000000381.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). This condition involves the ductus arteriosus remaining open. For some children, this condition is beneficial.</p><p> Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is when the ductus arteriosus remains open after birth.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is the name for a ductus arteriosus that remains open after birth, allowing for oxygen-rich blood to reach the lungs.</li> <li> When the opening is large, babies can experience congestive heart failure.</li> <li>If the ductus arteriosus does not close on its own, treatment can be drugs or cardiac catheterization.</li> <li>In the majority of cases, children who have a PDA repaired can be considered "cured."</li></ul>
Persistance du canal artérielPPersistance du canal artérielPatent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)FrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZFraser Golding, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000053.0000000000000381.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Informez-vous sur la persistance du canal artériel. Il s’agit d’une anomalie qui fait que le canal artériel reste ouvert. Pour certains enfants, ce trouble peut en fait être bénéfique.</p><p>Il y a persistance du canal artériel lorsque ce dernier reste ouvert après la naissance. </p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> « Persistance du canal » artériel est le terme utilisé pour désigner un canal artériel qui demeure ouvert après la naissance, permettant au sang riche en oxygène d’atteindre les poumons. </li> <li> Quand l’ouverture est grande, les bébés peuvent avoir une insuffisance cardiaque congestive.</li> <li>Si le canal artériel ne se ferme pas de lui-même, on peut administrer des médicaments ou utiliser un cathétérisme cardiaque.</li> <li> Dans la majorité des cas, les enfants chez qui on a réparé une persistence du canal artériel peuvent être considérés comme étant « guéris. » </li></ul>

 

 

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)1617.00000000000Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)PEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZFraser Golding, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000053.0000000000000381.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). This condition involves the ductus arteriosus remaining open. For some children, this condition is beneficial.</p><p> Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is when the ductus arteriosus remains open after birth.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is the name for a ductus arteriosus that remains open after birth, allowing for oxygen-rich blood to reach the lungs.</li> <li> When the opening is large, babies can experience congestive heart failure.</li> <li>If the ductus arteriosus does not close on its own, treatment can be drugs or cardiac catheterization.</li> <li>In the majority of cases, children who have a PDA repaired can be considered "cured."</li></ul><p>The ductus arteriosus is an opening between the two large blood vessels leading out of the heart to the body and lungs (the aorta and the pulmonary artery). Before birth, all babies have this opening. Babies receive oxygen from their mothers through the placenta and do not use their lungs to breathe before birth. The ductus arteriosus allows blood to bypass the lungs and go straight through the baby's system. </p><p>The ductus arteriosus normally closes shortly after birth. If it remains open after birth, it is called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). This passage allows oxygen-rich blood to flow from the aorta back through the lungs. When the opening is large, babies can experience congestive heart failure. They will have a murmur, and may develop chest infections more frequently than other babies. </p><p>This defect is more common among premature or low-weight babies.It occurs in about one in 2,500 babies. </p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Patent ductus arteriosus</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Patent_ductus_MED_ANI_EN.swf" </div> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">An opening between two major arteries that stays open after birth results in oxygen-rich blood flowing from the aorta into the pulmonary vessels. This means that more blood than necessary is reaching the lungs.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>How is patent ductus arteriosus treated?</h2><p>Treatment is provided if the ductus arteriosus does not close on its own. In premature babies, drugs like indomethacin can be given to close the passageway. In older children, cardiaccatheterization, or rarely surgical closure, can be used to close the hole. This is done using coils or other closure devices. The treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms. </p><p>For some children, having this condition can actually be a good thing. If PDA exists along with another defect, it may be the only way for blood to flow to the lungs or the body. If this is the case, it may be kept open on purpose until the main defect is corrected. Prostaglandin is the drug used to keep the ductus open. </p><h2> What is the long-term outlook for children with patent ductus arteriosus? </h2><p>In the vast majority of cases, children who have a PDA repaired can be considered “cured.” In terms of complications, there is a very low risk of the patent ductus returning. In the rare cases in which someone is diagnosed and treated for PDA in adulthood, the risks are slightly higher. </p>Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

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