15 Patent Ductus Arteriosus Diagram. Patent ductus arteriosus is a medical condition where a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus does not permanently close after birth. A patent ductus arteriosus, or pda for short, refers to a blood vessel, the ductus arteriosus, which connects the pulmonary artery to the aorta during fetal development.
During fetal life, the ductus arteriosus connects the pulmonary artery to the descending aorta. Whereas spontaneous closure of the ductus arteriosus (da) is likely in term infants, it is less so in preterm ones. Index (click to jump to section).
The ductus arteriosus is a vessel that extends from the anterolateral aspect of the descending thoracic aorta to the superior aspect of the main pulmonary.
15 Patent Ductus Arteriosus Diagram. In patent ductus arteriosus (pda), there is an abnormal circulation of blood between two of the major arteries near the heart. Index (click to jump to section). Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital heart defect that prevents proper blood flow from the heart. The condition is the persistence of the ductus arteriosus after birth.