ductus arteriosus

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duc·tus ar·te·ri·o·sus

 (dŭk′təs är-tîr′ē-ō′səs)
A fetal blood vessel that connects the left pulmonary artery with the descending aorta and that normally closes at birth.

[Modern Latin : ductus, duct (from Latin, act of leading; see duct) + artēriōsus, arterial (from Latin artēria, artery; see artery + -ōsus, adj. suff.)]
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Noun1.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
fetus, foetus - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
blood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulates
patent ductus arteriosus - a ductus arteriosus that failed to close at birth; may require surgical correction
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ductus arteriosus

n conducto arterioso; patent — — conducto arterioso persistente
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Among the cases dealt with by the medical team were atrial septal defects (ASD), ventricular septal defects (VSD), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), aortic and pulmonary stenosis balloon valvuloplasty, right-side and left-side catheters, diagnostic catheterisations, pre- and during-procedure echocardiography (ECG), transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), defibrillation and coronary stents.
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Ventricular septal defect (VSD) was the commonest acyanotic CHD (58.14%) followed by atrial septal defect (19%), patent ductus arteriosus (9.3%), atrioventricualr septal defect (9.3%), aortic stenosis (7%) and co-arctation of the aorta (2.32%).
The team needed PS3,000 to save the poorly pup, who was born with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) - a heart defect.
may appear as atrial septal defect if opening into the right atrium and as patent ductus arteriosus if opening into pulmonary artery, may result in volume overload of left atrium exactly acting like mitral regurgitation and even left ventricular overload5 and behaving like aortic regurgitation.
Even for mild forms of CHD, SMR remained elevated (patent ductus arteriosus, SMR 4.5; atrial septal defects, SMR 4.9).
Each was born with a congenital heart condition-patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, or ventricular septal defect-that affects the way blood is pumped through the heart.
It is missed due to the presence of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in the first 3 days of life, which maintains blood supply to the descending aorta from the pulmonary artery [3].
Associated cardiac defects were present in 82 (39.2%) patients, right aortic arch was the most common lesion presented in 36 (17.2%) patients, major aorto-pulmonary collaterals in 15 (7.2%), bilateral superior vena cava (SVC) in 10 (4.8%) and patent ductus arteriosus in 6 (2.9%) patients.