Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) device closure Surgery in Lagos
A PDA is a hole in the aorta, the major artery that transports blood away from the heart. The left side of a normal heart pumps blood only to the body, while the right side pumps blood to the lungs. Extra blood is injected from the body artery or aorta into the pulmonary arteries if you have PDA. The excess blood injected into the lung arteries makes the heart and lungs function faster, and the lungs can get congested, resulting in breathlessness or high pulmonary pressure. It can cause permanent damage to the blood vessels in the lungs over time.
A cardiothoracic surgeon will make a minimally invasive incision between the ribs on the left side of your chest. He secures the PDA by tying it with suture (thread-like material) or permanently squeezing it shut with a small metal clip. A surgical patch is also used.