Patent Ductus Arteriosus PDA

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2341   3 years ago
samer176 | 4 subscribers
2341   3 years ago
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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