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Patent ductus arteriosus closure in 17 month old

(5 Posts)
mummymummymillionmillion Tue 11-Aug-15 19:13:55

My DS is having his PDA closure next week by catheter, anyone's little ones been through this op and know recovery time or what to expect? Thanks.

amarmai Wed 12-Aug-15 23:05:52

best wishes and hope you get info soon.

littlejohnnydory Thu 13-Aug-15 13:49:50

Have you tried the heartline boards? You'll get very good advice there. Two of my dd's have PFO / small ASD + VSD but not has surgery. I believe the recovery time for a catheter procedure is quite quick and that it's a straightforward procedure (doesn't make it easy for parents though!). The Heartline boards are full of people with experience of paediatric heart surgery.

ReggaeShark Thu 13-Aug-15 13:52:29

Heartline boards are down at the moment. They are using their FB page (Heartline Families).

dicdicnurse Sat 15-Aug-15 19:08:39

My DD had catheter closure of a large PDA when she was 8 months old. We were in for 3 nights but that was only because there was an issue with her leg afterwards. She was fine pretty much within a few hours and eating as normal after a couple of days, just a little bit more sleepy may be.
Hope all goes well for you.

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