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Patent ductus arteriosus

Case contributed by Maxim Stalkov
Diagnosis certain


Dyspnea and exercise intolerance.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

ECG-gated cardiac CT demonstrates a patent ductus arteriosus with conical configuration, prominent aortic ampulla and narrow pulmonary end (Krichenko type A).

Case Discussion

Physical examination revealed no audible heart murmur ("silent PDA"). Successful percutaneous closure was performed.

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