Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) – causes, symptoms, treatment & pathology

What is patent ductus arteriosus? The ductus arteriosus is a blood vessel that attaches the aorta to the pulmonary artery during fetal development, and usually closes after birth. If it stays open, however, it’s known as patent ductus arteriosus. Subscribe – More videos – Support us on Patreon –

This video covers the physiology and pathophysiology of PDA, as well as potential complications and major treatments.

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Script/audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, MS
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