PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS

  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus is a common heart lesion in rubella
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus Treatment is closure of defect by ligation and division of ductus
  • Hypoxia and immaturity are important in maintaining the patency of Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • A neonate born with congenital rubella is diagnosed of having patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may lead to death due to Cardiac failure
  • A preterm baby with Patent ductus arteriosus shows Necrotizing enterocolitis, Continuous murmur & Congestive heart failure
  • A premature infant is born with a patent ductus arteriosus. In closure can be stimulated by administration of Prostaglandin inhibitors
  • Direction of blood flow through the patent ductus arteriosus is from aorta to left pulmonary artery
  • In patent ductus arteriosus connection is between Aorta and pulmonary artery
  • Spontaneous closure in patent ductus arteriosus occurs in some term infants
  • Bacterial endocarditis is more frequent with small PDA 
  • Recurrent chest infection and congestive failure may develop patent ductus arteriosus
  • A premature infant is born with a patent ductus arteriosus. Its closure can be stimulated by administration of Prostaglandin inhibitors
  • Large PDA (Patent ductus arteriosus) leads to Endocardial valvulitis , Eisenmenger syndrome & CHF
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