What activities should a person with patent ductus arteriosus stay away from?
Please check with your doctor whether your patent ductus arteriosus can be closed either by a device or surgically. If it is feasible, get it done. Then you can have all activities as any other person. If it is not feasible, then you may have to restrict your activities and avoid strenuous activity. This applicable only to persons which large patent ductus arteriousus, with a large left to right shunt or severe pulmonary hypertension. Those with a small patent ductus arteriosus may not require any significant restriction of activities.