What Are the Symptoms and Risk Factors of PDA?

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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.