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PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus): Bella

This little lady is only 4#. She is just under 3 years old and was born with a condition called Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), which is a heart defect that occurs when the ductus arteriosus fails to close down at birth. She required surgery to close off that piece. If she did not receive surgery she would go into congestive heart failure soon and her life would have be cut very short. With her small size and increased surgical risk we had the procedure done at the University of Minnesota.

The cost for this procedure was $4700.

Heather Fraser

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