Problem

Patent ductus arteriosus

Other Names:
Patent ductus botalli
Nature:

The ductus arteriosus is the blood vessel in the foetus through which blood passes from the pulmonary artery to the aorta, bypassing the lungs (which do not function during intra-uterine life). The ductus normally ceases to function soon after birth and within a few weeks is reduced to a fibrous cord. Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital defect in which this conversion does not happen. It can be surgically corrected.

Broader Problems:
Congenital heart defects
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
25.09.2019 – 16:38 CEST