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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.

Review Date 12/8/2017

Updated by: Steven Kang, MD, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Stanford Healthcare, Oakland, CA. 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.