Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Surgical Closure - Pre-Op Process & Referral


Reviewed by Ana Kennedy
Approved by Clinical Practice Committee
February 2011
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PDA Ligation: Surgical Pre-Op Process

Decision regarding the need for PDA ligation is to be made by the Neonatology team. The Neonatologist will speak with the family to explain the reason for the PDA and the process involved.

With permission of the Neonatologist, the following documents must be completed/obtained

The above documents are to be faxed to the Cardiac surgical scheduler on 23636

The Cardiac surgical will discuss the request for ligation with the surgeon at the earliest convenience and the surgeon will liaise with the  neonatologist who is listed on the booking form.

Surgeon will obtain consent for surgery from the family after the neonatologist has spoken with them.

If you have any questions about this process, please speak with one of the following: