Patent ductus arteriosus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Acyanotic congenital defect where the ductus arteriosus does not shut. Tends to close on its own a few days after birth, and is often asymptomatic as long as it's a left-to-right shunt.

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus.  When the ductus arteriosus does not close, some oxygenated blood that should be going into circulation gets shunted back into the heart.

When the ductus arteriosus does not close, some oxygenated blood that should be going into circulation gets shunted back into the heart.

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) - heart defect that occurs when the ductus arteroisus (the temporary fetal blood vessel that connects the aorta and the pulmonary artery) does not close at birth.

PDA... another heart defect Fischer was born with. Turned out to actually help him!

another heart defect Fischer was born with. Turned out to actually help him!

What is a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)?: PDA is short for patent ductus arteriosus, a common heart condition in preemies.

Why a Heart Murmur in Preemies Is Always a Concern

Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital heart defect in premature babies which, if left untreated, may lead to pulmonary hypertension and heart failure.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus Illustration

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a condition in which the heart's ductus arteriosus doesn't close. Find out how PDA is treated at the Cardiac Center.

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