A 56-year-old member asked:
Can a patent ductus arteriosus cause heart murmur?
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Dr. Steven Ajluni answered
34 years experience in Cardiology
Continuous murmur: A PDA causes a continuous murmur because of constant flow of blood from the systemic arterial circulation to the pulmonary arterial circulation. It is often described as a "machinery-type" sound.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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