In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, discuss the intervention in a case with PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus). PDA is treated similarly as ventricular septal defect. He explains that if it is a large PDA which is defined by echocardiography, then is it closed soon before six months of age. Many a times it is closed within 3-4 months of age. If it is of moderate size then till one year of age the closure is done. If it is a small defect, till 2-3 years of age the closure is done. Dr. Radha Krishnan will talk about the difference between PDA and VSD.
Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Delhi. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has over 3 decades of rich professional experience in his field. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan pioneered Interventional Cardiology and was instrumental in carrying out Balloon dilation of the Atrial Septum and Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty for the first time in the world at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has treated several patients suffering from heart diseases in India and gives every patient the best of medical care. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has published several papers in India and abroad and is a member of prestigious medical associations.