Patent Ductus Arteriosus – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care


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Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is the failure of the ductus arteriosus, a vessel connecting the pulmonary artery and aorta, to close after birth. 75% of cases occur as an isolated defect:

Clinical presentation depends on the size of the ductus arteriosus and gestational age…

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