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 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.