Patent Ductus Arteriosus

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Features

  • Continuous murmur 2nd interspace on left
  • Adults often asymptomatic
  • Most detected early
  • Signs and symptoms dependent on degree of shunt
  • CXR-large Main PA LV, LA
  • Echo - large LV, LA
  • ECG - increased voltage
  • Fluoro - Calcium can be seen in older patients
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