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My 2yr old has just been diagnoised with patent ductus arteriosus

my 2yr old has just been diagnoised with patent ductus arteriosus .we r awaiting for a op.anyone know how serious it is and been through it.please help
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Failure of a child's DA (ductus arteriosus) to close after birth results in a condition called patent ductus arteriosus and the generation of a left-to-right shunt. If left uncorrected, patency leads to pulmonary hypertension and possibly congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. I have not been through it personally, but I see lots of these a year and generally the surgeries go very well and recover to a normal life, with some exceptions.
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