Patent Ductus Arteriosus

About- Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a persistent opening between the two major blood vessels leading from the heart.

Symptoms-
 Excessive sweating
 Rapid and heavy breathing
 Rapid Heart Rate
 Fatigue and Lethergyness
 Weight gain
 Loss of appetite
 
Causes-
Researchers cannot find the exact cause, but they have identified several risk factors such as
 Being born at a high altitude
 Being female
 Family history
 Premature birth
 Rubella infection during pregnancy
 
Specialists to visit
 Cardiologist
 Cardiac Surgeon
 Paediatrician
 Neonatologist

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References
http://www.heart.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com

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