patent ductus arteriosus


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Noun1.patent ductus arteriosus - a ductus arteriosus that failed to close at birth; may require surgical correction
ductus arteriosus - a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta; normally closes at birth
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In the past, patients with patent ductus arteriosus occasionally have lived to be far older than our patient (2), but for 75 years now closure of the arterial duct, first by surgical ligation (3) and more recently by catheter-delivered closure devices (4), has been available as a highly effective and relatively low-risk cure for the malformation.
It examines risk factors that can be controlled in childhood to lower the risk of heart disease in adulthood, and also examines new developments in the field, such as neurological abnormalities associated with congenital heart disease, and the diagnosis and management of patent ductus arteriosus.
Patent ductus arteriosus occurs when the ductus arteriosus fails to close after birth.
In fact, sometimes it does not happen, causing a condition known as patent ductus arteriosus, which is a particular risk in premature babies with a low birth weight.
When the researchers analyzed data for adults separately, they saw declines in death rates from several congenital anomalies, including ventricular septal defect (60%), patent ductus arteriosus (87%), coarctation of the aorta (75%), and Ebstein's anomaly (55%).
The ADO II expands the AGA family of occlusion devices designed to occlude or close a patent ductus arteriosus ("PDA"), a type of congenital heart defect that occurs when a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus fails to close after birth, as it normally should.
We describe herein a Turkish ancestry 18-year-old female familial thrombocytopenia patient who presented with additional disease features of umbilical hernia, bicuspid aortic valve, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), ovarian agenesis and epilepsia.
An echocardiogram obtained at 4 hours of life revealed a structurally normal heart, with evidence of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, tricuspid regurgitation, a large patent ductus arteriosus with a right-to-left shunt, and aortic isthmus narrowing, without coarctation.
Both were born with the same heart defect known as patent ductus arteriosus and underwent surgery as children to correct it, according to an article published on the American Heart Association's Web site.
Skye was diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus -a type of congenital heart disease.
COMMON HEART DEFECTS: Ventricular/Atrial Septal Defects (hole between the lower chambers of the heart which makes it difficult for the heart to pump sufficient oxygen-rich blood to the body's tissues; a heart murmur can be heard; Patent Ductus Arteriosus (congenital heart defect in which closure of a duct fails to occur);