#1 Patent Ductus Arteriosus closure Feb 18th

Hello everyone,
Thank you so much for your welcome messages. The community spirit here is awesome!
This is not AVM related. 2 days ago I went to the hospital for the closure of my Patent ductus arteriosus, it’s basically a hole in my heart. It’s been closed before by an umbrella but there is a leak, so the doctors proposed secondary closure with coil(s). The procedure is very similar to having an embolisation, they go in through the artery and vein in the groin.

They went in but were unable to close the hole because they did not have the coil(s) that fit. I’ll have to come back. At the moment I’m happy, no more large bore needles for a while.


I’m glad that you are happy, Mindy, but I’m sorry that you had to go through that procedure for nothing.

Oh geez! That sucks that they couldn’t fix it and that you have to go back. Although you seem so “ok” with it, I’m sure it is disappointing.

oh i saw a tv program about a lady with a Patent ductus arteriosus that hadn’t closed. im sorry they couldn’t fix it then and there. i hope when it does get done that everything goes well!

thank you for your lovely comments. although it’s a bit disappointing, they said they now know more about the anatomy of the hole and are in a better position to close it :slight_smile:

Well then it wasn’t all for nothing, right? What a good spin to be able to put on it! You’re a trooper for sure.

Mindy, you are fantastic !!! You don’t need me to tell you that as you must know it, yes ? Just wanted you to know that I noticed your fantasticness and I am impressed. I usually become irritated when parts don’t fit, or extras are unavailable or there are extra parts where none are wanted or warranted-even when pertinent information is found and gathered for future use-I am still irritated…
You are fantastic and I hope you know that !
Be good to you. Take care of you.

thanks Marianne. I figured there’s nothing I could do except being positive about everything. I think things do go wrong despite being done with the best intention.