Both had the heart problem patent ductus arteriosus - an important blood vessel hadn't closed.
What does PDA stand for?
PDA stands for Patent Ductus Arteriosus
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- Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (cancer)
- Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
- Parameter Data Area
- Parental Discretion Advised
- Parenteral Drug Association (now the International Association for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology)
- Partei Der Arbeit (Suisse Socialist Party)
- Partial Discharge Analyzer (various companies)
- Participant-Directed Retirement Account
- Partito d'Azione (Italian political party)
- Past Doctor Adventure (Doctor Who novel)
- Pathological Demand Avoidance (Syndrome)
- Patron-Driven Acquisition (e-book purchasing model; libraries)
- Payday Advance Loan
- Payroll Deduction Authorization (various organizations)
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
- People's Democratic Alliance (Sierra Leone)
- Percent Defective Allowable
- Percentage of Defectives Allowable
- Perdiemazing (TDY) system
Samples in periodicals archive:
Patent ductus arteriosus - the failure of a small blood vessel in the heart known as the ductus arteriosus to close soon after birth, preventing progress of normal circulation.
The FTC and Minnesota's attorney general filed suit against Lundbeck in 2008 after the pharmaceutical company allegedly tried to corner the market on drugs combating patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and then drastically increased their prices.
A patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with right to left shunt was also visualised.
ABSTRACT Objective: Impaired left lung perfusion (LLP) has been described after transcatheter closure of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).
Bermas reported that she relies on NSAIDs and/or prednisone at 5-10 mg/day She halts the NSAID after the second trimester in order to avoid premature closure of a patent ductus arteriosus.
Other cardiac lesions identified by echo-doppler were atrial septal defect (5), bicuspid aortic value (2, one with AR), ventricular septal defect (1), patent ductus arteriosus (2) and other congenital cardiac lesions (2).