The first PDA Occlusion Device successfully placed

The first PDA Occlusion Device was successfully placed to occlude PDA in an 8 years old boy by Dr. Ahsan Baig, a Peads Cardiologist.

To shut the ductus arteriosus, a transcatheter PDA closure is a minimally invasive (non-surgical) treatment. A tiny device is inserted into the vessel by specialised cardiologists known as paediatric cardiac interventionists during a procedure called cardiac catheterization, which seals the PDA.

This process is also known as “PDA occlusion” or “minimally invasive PDA closure.” (Occlusion means a blood artery is blocked or shuts.)

Because it carries a lower risk and requires less time to recover from, a transcatheter PDA closure is frequently preferred versus open-heart surgery for many infants. Premature infants who undergo PDA closure surgery may experience a challenging recovery in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The non-surgical PDA closure treatment typically results in a speedy recovery for infants, with minimal impact on their other newborn care.

The surgery was done on Sehat Card and was done free of cost.

South Punjab Hospital is proud to help those in need and offer them a new chance at life. Especially when we can do so without charging heavy fees or burdening the family.