PDA or Patent Ductus Arteriosus is a very common congenital heart disease seen in babies. A newborn baby has Ductus Arteriosus. Now, a common question what is Ductus Arteriosus? It is a hold or an opening that allows the infant blood to skip circulation to the lungs. After birth, the hole remains of no use and therefore it narrows down and closes gradually. The failure of this closure is what is termed as PDA. The bigger the size of PDA, the higher is the infant at risk of heart failures, bacterial infection and other health problems.
There are many reasons that cause PDA:-
In India, the PDA closure surgery cost ranges from USD4200 to USD5000.
Although the success rate of this surgery is high however there are still chances of its failures.
Patients may suffer through headaches, fever, infections or even allergic reactions to nickel.
PDA can be detected by ECG, chest x-ray, Doppler study.
Although there are certain complications that the patient has to face during the surgery, however, due to high success rate, and low maintenance costs after the surgery that includes medicines etc, this surgery is quite helpful for the long run for the infants.
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