Catheter PDA closure can help reduce risks, anesthetic

Juniper was born prematurely and her ductus arteriosus, an artery in her heart that normally closes after birth, didn’t close. This leads to a condition called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). 20 - 60% of all premature babies report PDA, which can lead to infant illness and disease if not treated. Dr. Frank Ing from UC Davis Health used a cath procedure to close it when she was only 1 pound, 3 ounces.

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Frank Ing, M.D., FACC, MSCAI

Frank Ing, M.D., FACC, MSCAI

Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Codirector, UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center
Professor of Pediatrics

Some of Dr. Ing's major clinical interests include pediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease, adult congenital heart disease, pediatric interventional cardiology, ASD, VSD and PDA occlusions, transcatheter valve implants, and stent ...

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