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The only symptom a baby may have of patent ductus arteriosis is heart murmur. The other signs of the disease include poor weight gain, sweating with exertion and shortness of breath.
After birth, the baby is no longer connected to the mother's bloodstream. The baby's blood must now go to his or her own lungs to get oxygen. Read to know more.
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart problem that occurs soon after birth in some babies. In PDA, abnormal blood flow occurs between two of the major arteries connected to the heart.