sorry to bother u all again but the last one for today is patent ductus arteriosis
if anyone needs more info or want me to change the way my posts are being presented then please tell me
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a defect in which the temporary blood
vessel connecting the left pulmonary artery to the aorta in the fetal
heart fails to close after birth. In the fetal heart, blood can bypass
the lungs and get oxygen from the placenta. But when the newborn's lungs
take over at birth, the body stops producing the chemicals that keep
the ductus arteriosus open, and it naturally closes.
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