Close
Close
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
190 views
4.0
4.0 from 1 vote

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a persistent opening between two major blood vessels leading from the heart. The opening, called the ductus arteriosus, is a normal part of a baby's circulatory system before birth that usually closes shortly after birth. If it remains open, however, it's called a patent ductus arteriosus. A small patent ductus arteriosus often doesn't cause problems and might never need treatment. However, a large patent ductus arteriosus left untreated can allow poorly oxygenated blood to flow in the wrong direction, weakening the heart muscle and causing heart failure and other complications. Treatment options include monitoring, medications and closure by cardiac catheterization or surgery.

This is the best online medical lectures site, providing high quality medical and nursing lectures for students across the globe. Our lectures are oversimplified for adequate learning, less memorization and proper understanding of difficult concept in clinical medicine.

Learn more about:

Clinical Trials

by Scott Harwood
12 views 4 days ago
by Scott Harwood
17 views 1 week ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
17 views 1 week ago
by Scott Harwood
17 views 1 week ago
by Scott Harwood
25 views 1 week ago
by Scott Harwood
20 views 1 week ago
by Scott Harwood
21 views 1 week ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
39 views 2 weeks ago
4.0
4.0 from 1 vote
Free Newsletter
Find a Clinical Trial
Related Videos