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About Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Closures

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What We Do​​​​

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.

 

Hours & Contact​​

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
12:00 am – 4:30 pm

Fridays
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sue Jimeno, Nurse Coordinator
Phone: ​416 340 4800 ext. 6258

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