A 1 Year Old Child Has A PDA Measuring 6mm?
Hi, I have a question. My 1 year old son is suffering from congenital heart PDA. When checked, the hole is 6mm.rnIs the size of that big hole big or small?rnThanks
CHD or congenital heart disease is a condition where there is an abnormality in the child's heart. PJB can consist of various types, including PDA.
PDA or patent ductus arteriosus is a condition where there is a connection between the left pulmonary artery and the descending aorta. PDA occurs because the ductus fails to close after birth. Several risk factors can cause PDA such as rubella infection, premature birth, or being born in an area of high pressure.
Usually children with PDA can be asymptomatic. But it can also cause symptoms such as slow growth, refusal to eat, recurrent respiratory infections, and heart failure.
If your child has a PDA with a size of 6 mm, then it is quite large. Based on the literature, usually even if a child is asymptomatic, it is usually still advised to perform PDA closure, which can be done by administering certain drugs or undergoing surgery.
Therefore, it is recommended that you consult directly with a heart and blood vessel specialist (SPJP), so that the doctor can provide appropriate therapy suggestions according to your child's condition.
Here's an article you can read about PDAs
Hope it is useful. thank you