Ductus Arteriosus, Patent
Patency of the Ductus Arteriosus
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Patent Ductus Arteriosus Familial
A congenital heart defect characterized by the persistent opening of fetal DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS that connects the PULMONARY ARTERY to the descending aorta (AORTA, DESCENDING) allowing unoxygenated blood to bypass the lung and flow to the PLACENTA. Normally, the ductus is closed shortly after birth.