Patent ductus arteriosus

The ductus arteriosus is a blood vessel connecting the aorta to the pulmonary artery. It spontaneously closes after birth in the majority of infants born at full term, and this is essential in order for the baby to survive. However, in premature babies, closure of the ductus arteriosus is often delayed until more than a week after being born.

Persistència del conducte arteriós a Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 01.02.2022, 13:11
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