Patent Ductus Arteriosus Device Closure Catheterization Details
Your heart is an organ which works tirelessly throughout your life for ensuring the supply of oxygenated blood to all the body organs. Your heart is divided into four chambers. The upper chambers are called atria and lower chambers are called ventricles. The right ventricle pumps deoxygenated blood into the pulmonary artery to send it to your lungs for oxygenation and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the aorta for sending it to various body parts. These arteries remain secluded from each other so oxygenated and deoxygenated blood never get mixed. Patent Ductus Arteriosus is a condition where there is a connection between the two arteries, or they are fused at some place which leads to the mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood, thus reducing the oxygen carrying capacity of blood. This condition requires immediate medical attention. The condition is usually detected in infants and at times in adults as well. This is a congenital defect and may take time to show its effects in some people.