Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Causes, Signs, and Treatment Video


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A premature baby is being monitored for inadequate growth and weight gain. If a doctor concludes that the baby has PDA, then how are they likely to treat it?

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1. A PDA can cause all of the following EXCEPT:

2. Which structure connects the aorta to the pulmonary artery in utero?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your understanding of the ductus arteriosus and complications of PDA will be assessed in this quiz and corresponding worksheet. Practice questions also discuss fetal anatomy and treatment for PDA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • The name of the structure that connects the aorta to the pulmonary artery in utero
  • The definition of a patent ductus arteriosus
  • Complications of a PDA
  • Complications of premature closure of the ductus arteriosus
  • Treatment options for a PDA
  • The name of the remnant of the ductus arteriosus

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the PDA
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the structure that connects the aorta to the pulmonary artery in utero in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding PDA treatment

Additional Learning

Review this lesson titled Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Causes, Signs, and Treatment to learn more. This lesson covers:

  • The definition of patent ductus arteriosus
  • The consequences of a PDA
  • Diagnosis and treatment for a PDA
  • The fact that it's not only a human condition