What Are the Symptoms and Risk Factors of PDA?

Q:
What are the symptoms and risk factors of PDA?

A:
Symptoms
There may be no signs or symptoms for a small PDA. While a large PDA may cause following symptoms:

  • Poor eating, which leads to poor growth
  • Sweating with crying or eating
  • Persistent fast breathing or breathlessness
  • Easy tiring
  • Rapid heart rate

Risk factors
Risk factors for having a patent ductus arteriosus include:

  • Premature birth.
  • Family history and other genetic conditions.
  • Rubella infection during pregnancy.
  • Being born at a high altitude.
  • Being female.

 

 

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.