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 – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.
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
Reviewer: Rishi Desai, MD, MPH
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