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Is a PDA ever fatal in a baby?
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is very rare, but left untreated a large PDA can lead to heart failure and death.

In brief: Yes
It is very rare, but left untreated a large PDA can lead to heart failure and death.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: PDA
rarely it can be fatal

In brief: PDA
rarely it can be fatal
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Possible but....
It is possible that a large pda, left untreated, could lead to fatal congestive heart failure.
But this is uncommon, unless you have no access to medical care. Pdas are not associated with sudden death and they can be tolerated for a long time.

In brief: Possible but....
It is possible that a large pda, left untreated, could lead to fatal congestive heart failure.
But this is uncommon, unless you have no access to medical care. Pdas are not associated with sudden death and they can be tolerated for a long time.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: No fatalities
A PDA -if large- can be fatal because it can lead to pulmonary hypertension.
If diagnosed and treated early it leaves no residues. Pts have a normal quality of life and life expectance.

In brief: No fatalities
A PDA -if large- can be fatal because it can lead to pulmonary hypertension.
If diagnosed and treated early it leaves no residues. Pts have a normal quality of life and life expectance.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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