Patent ductus arteriosus
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a condition where the ductus arteriosus, a blood vessel that allows blood to bypass the baby’s lungs before birth, fails to close after birth. The word “patent” means open.
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.
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