What is patent ductus arteriosus (PAD)?

What is patent ductus arteriosus (PAD)?

Dr. Smita Mishra, Paediatric Cardiologist, Associate Director - Jaypee Hospital, will explain about patent ductus arteriosus (PAD) in this video. It is common in foetal life. Once the baby is born, PAD closes within 72 hours or within three months. If the baby is born before 40 weeks, the ductus remains open and is troublesome and requires medical management. Sometimes even surgical ligation is required as early as 2 weeks of life. If the baby is responding to medical management, then can undergo device closure.

Dr. Smita Mishra

Completed MD (Pediatrics) from S S Medical College, Rewa (MP). Done FNB (Pediatric Cardiology) from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. Has an illustrious experience of more than 20 years. Specialized in Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, and Noninvasive Pediatric Cardiology. Holds expertise in treating and managing Atrial Septal Defects, Congenital Valve Problems, Arrhythmias, Congenital Heart Disease, Kawasakis disease etc. Well-regarded member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Chairperson of IAP Cardiology Chapter & Executive board member of Delhi IAP. Has many appreciated papers and presentations to her credit, and has significantly contributed to the medical literature. Conceptualized programme called Spandan for the children suffering from Heart disease at native place Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Has been awarded the IMA Best Doctor Award in 2013.

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