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What sort of symptoms are in a child with patent ductus arteriosus?

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Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: It varies

Children with patent ductus arteriosus (pda) may be entirely asymptomatic (often diagnosed by a typical heart murmur) or they may have signs and symptoms of congesitve heart failure secondary to a left-to-right shunt.
These symptoms may include a fast heart rate, fast, abnormal breathing, and failure to gain weight appropriately. The symptoms depend on the size of the PDA and degree of shunting.

In brief: It varies

Children with patent ductus arteriosus (pda) may be entirely asymptomatic (often diagnosed by a typical heart murmur) or they may have signs and symptoms of congesitve heart failure secondary to a left-to-right shunt.
These symptoms may include a fast heart rate, fast, abnormal breathing, and failure to gain weight appropriately. The symptoms depend on the size of the PDA and degree of shunting.
Dr. John Charpie
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