A Frequent Cause Of Headaches After PDA Closure?
At noon I want to ask, 3 weeks ago I was discharged with a PDA lid but now I often get headaches, why? And what medicine should I take?
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Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a disorder of the heart that results from a blood vessel called a ductus arteriosus that does not close at birth. When in the womb, the ductus arteriosus is an important channel for the fetus because the fetus cannot breathe alone. As soon as the baby breathes for the first time, the ductus arteriosus should be permanently closed. Headache is one of the risks that may occur after the closure of a PDA with a catheter. Headache is usually not severe and can go away by itself. You can use pain medications that circulate freely, such as paracetamol. However, if the pain is felt very severe or accompanied by weakness of the body side and mouth chewing, you should immediately come to the nearest hospital emergency room to be examined by a doctor. Don't forget to come back for control to your cardiologist according to the promised schedule. If you are quite disturbed by the headaches you feel, you can arrive sooner, before the scheduled schedule. The doctor will check the condition of your heart and the position of the attached device. The doctor will also check whether there are complications that you experience.
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