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Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Alternate Names : PDA

Patent Ductus Arteriosus | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Serious cases of patent ductus arteriosus are diagnosed at birth. The infant will have abnormal pulses and heart murmurs that can be found during a physical exam. Sometimes a person with patent ductus arteriosus has no symptoms until middle age. In severe cases, the strain on the heart and lungs can cause congestive heart failure, a condition in which the weakened heart cannot pump blood effectively.

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Diagnosis & Tests

Author: Eric Berlin, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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