Heart Infections In Children Who Suffer From Congenital Heart Defects?
, I want to ask why children with PDA complications can cause heart infections (endocarditis)? please explain, thank you
PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) is a congenital heart disease. PDA is a condition where there is a relationship between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. This causes blood flow to return from the aorta to the pulmonary artery through the channel.
in PDA, turbulence can occur in the blood flow, which can damage the endocardium due to stress. This can facilitate the penetration of bacteria, so that it can cause endocarditis. In addition there are various other factors that may affect such factors as the host or bacteria.
therefore, it is recommended if you experience a congenital heart disease immediately consult a cardiologist. Maybe later additional tests will be carried out such as echocardiogram examination. PDA can be treated by using certain drugs or by surgery depending on the type of PDA that occurs.
The following article you can read about the Patent Ductus Arteriosus
may be useful. Thank you