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Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) - series—Normal Anatomy

Normal Anatomy

Overview

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

Update Date 1/19/2016

Updated by: Larry A. Weinrauch MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Outcomes Research, Watertown, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.