Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Adults: Natural History Versus Surgical Therapy
Patent ductus arteriosus is a rare entity in adults that may result in irreversible pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure, and premature death. The paucity of data describing the natural and unnatural history of adults with ductus arteriosus [1–5] prompted us to review our experience at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
KeywordsCongenital Heart Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosus Pulmonary Artery Pressure Surgical Group Surgical Closure
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