Patent Ductus Arteriosus PDA

Patent Ductus Arteriosus PDA

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Cardiology

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), in which there is a persistent communication between the descending thoracic aorta and the pulmonary artery that results from failure of normal physiologic closure of the fetal ductus (see image below), is one of the more common congenital heart defects.

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