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Patent Ductus Arteriosus Symptoms Treatment

A heart murmur may be the only sign that a baby has patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound heard during the heartbeat.

Some infants may develop signs or symptoms of volume overload on the heart and excess blood flow in the lungs. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Fast breathing, working hard to breathe, or shortness of breath, or in the case of a premature infant, need for increased oxygen or ventilatory support
  • Poor feeding and poor weight gain
  • Tiring easily
  • Sweating with exertion (such as while feeding)