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Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) - series—Normal Anatomy

Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) - series - Infant heart anatomy

Overview

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

Review Date 2/11/2020

Updated by: Todd Campbell, MD, FACS, Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Surgery, Volunteer Faculty, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ; Medical Director, Independence Blue Cross. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.