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Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) - series—Normal Anatomy

Normal Anatomy


The heart pumps blood throughout the body. It is located in the thorax.

Review Date 8/2/2017

Updated by: Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.