Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Device Closure in Bangladesh
The ductus arteriosus is closed using a transcatheter PDA closure, which is a minimally invasive (non-surgical) technique. Pediatric cardiac interventionists are specialised heart surgeons who use a technique called cardiac catheterization to insert a small device in the artery that closes the PDA.
A transcatheter PDA closure is normally preferred to open-heart surgery for many babies because it is less risky and needs less recovery time. Premature babies who have their PDAs closed can have a tough time recovering in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). PDA closure is a non-surgical procedure that allows babies to heal rapidly and with minimal interruption to their other neonatal treatment.