Toronto General Hospital |
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Cardiac Investigations Unit (CVIU) Clinic Directions
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We work to correct a defect in the heart that's often present even before birth. In an unborn baby's heart, there's a small blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus, located between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. This is a normal part of blood flow before birth. After a baby is born and begins to breathe, the ductus arteriosus usually closes on its own, but sometimes it stays open. This is called a Patent Ductus Arteriosus, or a PDA.
Your PDA will be closed during a procedure called a heart catheterization.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays12:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fridays8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sue Jimeno, Nurse CoordinatorPhone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6258
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