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What are the symptoms of patent ductus arteriosus?
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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Several symptoms.
A (p)persistent (d)ductus (a) allows blood to be shunted from the aorta to the pulmonary artery therefore causing more blood to go to the lungs.
If the PDA is large, the increased blood flow to the lungs will determine a faster rate and work of breathing, the heart will enlarge and failure to thrive (grow appropriately). A PDA can and should be closed by a cardiologist or surgeon.

In brief: Several symptoms.
A (p)persistent (d)ductus (a) allows blood to be shunted from the aorta to the pulmonary artery therefore causing more blood to go to the lungs.
If the PDA is large, the increased blood flow to the lungs will determine a faster rate and work of breathing, the heart will enlarge and failure to thrive (grow appropriately). A PDA can and should be closed by a cardiologist or surgeon.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Should be closed depending on the size of the ductus.
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