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PDA placement??

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by kate88, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. kate88

    kate88 Member
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    Jun 2, 2003
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    Hi guys... just started my surgery clerkship and I have a quick question. I'm scheduled to scrub in for a "PDA placement" tomorrow morning. I have no idea what that is, and haven't had any luck figuring it out. The only PDAs I know are ductus aterioses and palm pilots, neither of which I imagine would be placed in a patient! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. Arginine

    Arginine happiest of amino acids
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    Nov 6, 2002
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    If the patient is an infant, "PDA placement" may be referring to the placement of a coil to help close a PDA. Check out this website (scroll down to the diagram of the heart) for a description of the procedure:
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