Jeffrey Lukish, associate professor of surgery, discusses patent ductus arteriosus.

Questions answered:
1. Describe what you do. (0:09)
2. What is Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)? (0:30)
3. Who does PDA primarily affect? (1:34)
4. How is PDA usually diagnosed? (1:59)
5. Why is a timely diagnosis important? (3:10)
6. What are the symptoms or side effects of PDA? (5:10)
7. What health concerns arise if PDA is left untreated? (5:39)
8. Could a PDA close on its own without medical treatment? (6:14)
9. How is PDA treated? (7:20)
10. Are there alternatives to open heart surgery for patients with PDA? (7:55)
11. Are any tests/screenings necessary prior to treatment? (9:08)
12. What can a patient expect post-surgery? (10:01)
13. Why should someone choose Johns Hopkins Children's Center for PDA treatment? (10:29)
14. What is the most rewarding part of your job? (10:58)

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Jeffrey Lukish, MD

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Division of Pediatric Surgery

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