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Patent ductus arteriosus

Patent ductus arteriosus: Introduction

Patent ductus arteriosus: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital heart defect wherein a child's ductus arteriosus fails to close after birth. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Patent ductus arteriosus is available below.

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Patent ductus arteriosus: Deaths

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Patent ductus arteriosus: Complications

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Causes of Patent ductus arteriosus

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Patent ductus arteriosus: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Patent ductus arteriosus

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be ...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for any...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms...read more »

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Definitions of Patent ductus arteriosus:

Abnormal persistence of an open lumen in the ductus arteriosus after birth, the direction of flow being from the aorta to the pulmonary artery, resulting in recirculation of arterial blood through the lungs. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

A ductus arteriosus that failed to close at birth; may require surgical correction - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Patent ductus arteriosus is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Patent ductus arteriosus, or a subtype of Patent ductus arteriosus, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Patent ductus arteriosus as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Patent ductus arteriosus

  1. Patent ductus arteriosus: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths
  9. Complications
 

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