Patent Ductus Arteriosus

  • Azin AlizadehaslEmail author
  • Anita SadeghpourEmail author
  • Majid Kyavar


The ductus arteriosus originates from the left sixth primitive aortic arch and links the proximal left pulmonary artery to the descending aorta, just beneath to the left subclavian artery.


Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Silent PDA Continuous Murmur Differential Cyanosis Echocardiography 

Supplementary material

Video 24.1

Parasternal SAX view demonstrating 2D dropout between the left pulmonary artery (LPA) and descending aorta(DAO) suggestive of PDA (MPG 2708 kb)

Video 24.2

Color Doppler flow imaging in parasternal short-axis view showing high velocity continuous turbulent flow entering to the pulmonary artery (PA) near the LPA origine. (MPG 2770 kb)

Video 24.3

Suprasternal long axis view showing a large PDA between the LPA origin and proximal DAO (MPG 1998 kb)

Video 24.4

Large PDA in transesophageal echocardiography study (MPG 1750 kb)

Video 24.5

The same patient with large PDA which is confirmed by continuous turbulent flow in transesophageal echocardiography study (MPG 3368 kb)

Video 24.6

Suprasternal long axis view CFI study showing a large PDA between the LPA origin and proximal DAO (MPG 1280 kb)

Video 24.7

Right sided contrast injection (agitated saline injection ) in the antecubital vein showing the bubble transmission from pulmonary artery to the descending aorta (DAO) in a patient with PDA and high pulmonary vascular resistance (MPG 1440 kb)

Video 24.8

Catheter passes from inferior vena cava (IVC) through right atrium (RA) and right ventricle (RV) into pulmonary trunk enters descending thoracic aorta via patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) (MPG 1808 kb)

Video 24.9

Arterial course and injection in the aortic arch at lateral view shows PDA (WMV 516 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Echocardiography Lab, Department of CardiologyRajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical ScienceTehranIran
  2. 2.Echocardiography Lab, Department of CardiologyAdult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical ScienceTehranIran
  3. 3.Cardiovascular Imaging Ward, Department of CardiologyAdult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical ScienceTehranIran

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