Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

Patent ductus arteriosus is a medical condition where a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus does not permanently close after birth. Learn why the ductus arteriosus does not close, why patients with this condition have a wide pulse pressure, and how the disease is treated with surgery and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Created by Leslie Samuel.

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